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UP AND AWAY: U1 line from Oberbaumbrücke to Schlesische Strasse

I have been taking photos of the U1 line in Kreuzberg for months. I believe half of my external hard discs to be full with images of trains, viaducts, passages under viaducts and guano-covered steel beamers (you want to avoid those pigeons, you really really do…)

It is time to release them into the net. Bit by bit.

Today: from Oberbaumbrücke Brücke to the station Schlesisches Tor. And if you are in Berlin and have a choice between seeing Brandenburger Gate and U1, think of this: Brandenburger Gate doesn´t move, it doesn´t make those wonderful thudding sounds over your head and it takes only 2 seconds to pass underneath it… The choice is, of course, yours.

UP AND AWAY WITH U1: FROM OBERBAUMBRÜCKE TO SCHLESISCHES TOR

Oberbaumbrücke built 1894-1896 by Siemens&Halske, designed by Pinkenburg and Stahn) first U-Bahn passed it in 1902

Oberbaumstrasse

Oberbaumstrasse direction Schlesisches Tor – under the viaduct

Schlesisches Tor (the station built by Siemens&Halske in 1899-1901, designed by Grisebach and Dinklage)

Schlesische Tor (named after the old city gate and a customs house that used to stand there before)

Schlesisches Tor – the newsagent

Schlesisches Tor (the door to the old “Konditorei”, pastry shop, that used to be there in 1902)

Schlesisches Tor (with the logo of BEWAG; Berliner Städtische Elektrizitätswerke)

Schlesisches Tor (the 6m high viaduct with the platform)

Skalitzer Strasse directly behind Schlesisches Tor, direction Görlitzer Bahnhof (messy as usual and DO mind the pigeons…:)

4 comments on “UP AND AWAY: U1 line from Oberbaumbrücke to Schlesische Strasse

  1. mjculverphotography
    November 29, 2012

    Beautiful monochrome shots. Great composition and clarity. I especially love the Schlesisches Tor image.

    • notmsparker
      November 29, 2012

      Thank you:) Still lots to learn but enjoying the process nevertheless. And U1 is a perfect model.

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  3. "Fontane!"
    November 30, 2012

    Monochrome is a good way to portrait. history. The people living now are not all aware of the historic nature of the U 1!

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