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GEKOMMEN UM ZU BLEIBEN

What makes us locals? What turns us into part of a new environment? And is it at all possible to become a Berliner not having been born in the city? … Continue reading

Mar 29, 2015 · 7 Comments

Drawn by Light – Historic Photography Exhibition in London

Lieutenant Colonel Mervyn O´Gorman, an Irish born British photographer, took this picture of his daughter Christina 101 years ago. It was made using the Autochrome process, an early colour process, … Continue reading

Dec 2, 2014

POETRY CORNER or UPON RETURNING TO BERLIN-KREUZBERG

The photo below, taken in the woods far out in Brandenburg inspired a little memory jog involving a truly great poem. And so while the whole world seemed to be … Continue reading

Jun 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

THE GODS OF THE MET – ART DIGITAL

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York – The Met – has just released 394,233 of its records for digital perusal. For free! This mind-boggling collection of images includes … Continue reading

May 21, 2014

END STATION NEW YORK

Daniel Arnold is a young street photographer from the West who came to New York only to discover he could Take Pictures. The city inspired him so much that even … Continue reading

May 9, 2014

THAT WAS THE CITY THAT WAS – THE S-BAHN MAP OF DIVIDED BERLIN

A fantastic map of Berlin U and S-Bahn as it was in 1980 made by Max Roberts and published on the web page of the Atlantic Cities. Please notice the evident … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SCHRÖDER’S ANALBÜRSTE

SCHRÖDER’S ANALBUERSTE “WITH SCHRÖDER’S ANAL BRUSH YOU ARE SURE TO HAVE STH TO TALK ABOUT AT EVERY PARTY” Spotted in a brush shop in Heimstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg. There might be a … Continue reading

May 6, 2014

FUNKLOCH IN THE DUDELSACK or 100 FAVOURITE GERMAN WORDS

We´ve done some German learning with Slow Travel Berlin and here are the results: 100 Favourite German Words submitted by the readers and translated by Paul Sullivan and yours truly. … Continue reading

May 2, 2014

A LITTLE THING ON THE SIDE

Here´s a little thing I´ve been having with Facebook on the side. Hope you will like it. https://www.facebook.com/TheFlaneuse

Apr 30, 2014

LADRI DI BICICLETTE – BICYCLE THIEVES

The title of Vittorio de Sicca´s 1948 film sounds so romantic and melodious that it´s hard to believe that it means the same as Fahrraddiebe. While German as a language … Continue reading

Apr 29, 2014

THE DAY HAS COME!

Only a month ago an annual police report issued in Berlin informed us that in 2013 as many as 26,513 Berlin bicycles changed their owners without the actual owners´permission. In … Continue reading

Apr 29, 2014

GOING TO THE PICTURES

What kreuzberged.com is looking forward to this week: A great film by a great director with great actors AND made in Berlin-Brandenburg and Görlitz. At the cinemas in Berlin and beyond from … Continue reading

Mar 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: ERIK SATIE

Today probably best known as part of the soundtrack for Wes Anderson´s “The Royal Tenenbaums” the dream-like Gymnopédies of Erik Satie are among the most beautiful small piano music pieces … Continue reading

Feb 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

SEEN ON TV: THE STORY OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

Did you know that the man thanks to whom it was finally possible to put Frederic Bartholdi´s Statue of Liberty on her today´s spot on Liberty Island (former Bedloe´s Island) … Continue reading

Feb 16, 2014 · 5 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: NEW LAND

Despite my apparent “total, utter and complete” Kreuzbergophilia, I do venture out of SW61/SO36 to enjoy the beauty of many other corners of the city, too. And although the air … Continue reading

Feb 16, 2014

PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM

There are two things you will never forget, sometimes try as you might: the smells and the sounds that you experienced and that mattered. The whiff of your mum´s perfume … Continue reading

Nov 24, 2013

WHAT´S UP ACROSS THE RIVER – STREET-ART DOES NOT STOP ON THE ODER

“What´s Up Across The River” is a new topic series on this blog created to give vent to a deeply sentimental, long-distance yearning for a place that is like Kreuzberg … Continue reading

Nov 12, 2013 · 3 Comments

THINGS TO DO WHILE IN BERLIN – OR NOT

This video was filmed at several abandoned locations in Berlin – something this city still has plenty of. Is it art? Who cares as long as it pleases the eye?

Nov 11, 2013

GREEN IN THE CITY: TEMPELHOFER FELD

What is big, green and makes tens of thousands of people happy? And no, you cannot smoke it… If we are thinking about Berlin then those must be the city … Continue reading

Sep 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

HERE´S TO DOTTIE! – DOROTHY PARKER´S 120th BIRTHDAY

Each of us has one: a person, living or not so much, we would like to be for a while. Some of us see themselves as Alexander The Great (which … Continue reading

Aug 22, 2013

CRACKING THE NUT – FROM DISNEY WITH LOVE

Especially for all fans of E.T.A. Hoffmann and Tchaikovsky and of “The Nutcracker”, of course – as well as for those fond of Macaulay Culkin from his round-faced pre-break-down days … Continue reading

Jun 27, 2013

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: EXCHANGE PLACE BY BERENICE ABBOTT

Another example of turning a beast into a beauty using nothing else but “tricks with smoke and mirrors”. New York is one of those overwhelming places where some streets seem … Continue reading

Jun 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

BERLIN´S OWN: “CHILDREN AT A PUPPET THEATRE” BY ALFRED EISENSTAEDT

Few photographers are lucky enough to catch such moments of sheer joy and fear and enthusiasm in one. Eisenstaedt did in Paris in 1963 while working on a Paris series … Continue reading

Jun 10, 2013

BERLIN´S OWN: ALFRED EISENSTAEDT

This legendary picture of Marlene Dietrich was made by a German-American photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt who left Berlin to escape the Nazis and went on to become one of the best … Continue reading

Jun 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

STROLLING THROUGH BERLIN WITH THE FLANEUR

“Flaneur”, a new magazine conceived and made in Berlin, might revolutionise the way we look at and see this city. It is also a very much welcome diversion from the … Continue reading

Jun 10, 2013

READING CORNER: JUDITH SCHALANSKY´S “POCKET ATLAS OR REMOTE ISLANDS”

This might be the best book that German Republic produced within the last 54 years (1959 was a very good year for Lafite-Rothschild and Günter Grass:). It is gripping, it … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

SPRING SATURDAY MORNING IN KREUZBERG

This morning in our street the whole world was busy cleaning, sweeping and scrubbing. We simply joined the trend. Spring has definitely come – nothing else could otherwise prevent me … Continue reading

Apr 20, 2013

SAW IT ON TV: RBB DOCMENTARY “DAS NEUE BERLIN”

A great Berlin documentary on RBB (Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg) about the new Berlin – full of incomers, foreigners, people with talent and ambition (often all of the above at once:-) … Continue reading

Apr 16, 2013

KREUZBERG GOES OSTSEE

The first sunny day this spring and a long way from Kreuzberg. Easter Greetings, Dear Reader! via PicsArt Photo Studio

Mar 31, 2013

AWAY WITH THE “A” TRAIN: THE DEATH OF DAVE BRUBECK

Dave Brubeck, the guy who gave the world Take Five, Take The A Train and Blue Rondo A La Turk died today on the 5th of December, 2012. That´s only … Continue reading

Dec 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

OF EVERYDAY WONDERS or DIGGING UP THE CABARET

Thanks to Slow Travel Berlin´s Facebook page I read about the unbelievable discovery made in Berlin recently. In Gartenstrasse in Berlin-Mitte an old cabaret / ballroom dating back to 1905 … Continue reading

Dec 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

IN CASE YOU WERE IN PARIS

If you happen to be in Paris, go and see this collection at Musee Albert Kahn. I definitely will… Coloured photos of Paris AD 1914. Beautiful, simple and just timeless.

Dec 1, 2012 · 3 Comments

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