Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin
On September 5, 1874 an American daily “The Chicago Tribune” published a long article written by their special correspondent in Berlin whose name is only signalled as “J. M.”
Here is a tiny section of this fascinating time document, pertaining to the city´s main boulevard and what must be considered to be its essence: the linden trees.
The 1901 photo made by Georg Bartels, where he captured the buildings at No. 7-12 (the site later taken by the Russian Embassy), seems to confim both the reporter´s impression and the final conclusion he drew.