Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin
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.