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IBRAHIM IN KREUZBERG

Das Schützende Haus (The Protecting House) by Ibrahim Hazimeh

Das Schützende Haus (The Protecting House) by Ibrahim Hazimeh

It was while looking for the of U1 line that I found his paintings online and was immediately smitten.

If you should be considering a Christmas present for me, do keep those pictures on top of your list. And do not limit yourselves to Kreuzberg – I will take any of his Palestinian images as well. And I do mean ANY.

Ibrahim Hazimeh is a Palestinian born artist living in Berlin. Those paintings of Kreuzberg U1 stations date back to the mid-19080s – what a brilliant history lesson then became in the meantime! Prinzenstrasse has changed so much since then and it is thanks to Hazimeh that I saw what it looked like back then, before the visually-challenging construction that replaced it was put there.

A feast to the eye.

Oberbaumbrücke where the station Stralauer Tor used to be and where later Berlin Wall was built (technically not Kreuzberg any more but very, very close)

Oberbaumbrücke where the station Stralauer Tor used to be and where later Berlin Wall was built (technically not Kreuzberg any more but very, very close)

Schlesische Strasse

Schlesische Strasse

Görlitzer Bahnhof

Görlitzer Bahnhof

Prinzenstrasse

Prinzenstrasse

Hallesches Tor

Hallesches Tor

Möckernbrücke

Möckernbrücke

Gleisdreieck in 1985

Gleisdreieck in 1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

One comment on “IBRAHIM IN KREUZBERG

  1. berlioz1935
    December 20, 2012

    As an Kreuzberger in exil I love those pictures. Thanks for showing them to us.

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