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Protected: BERLINERISMS RELOADED: BERLIN GLOSSARY FROM A TO Z

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Jan 9, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: UP!

  Fernsehturm or the TV Tower built in the former East Berlin between 1965 and 1969 (official opening on October 3, 1969). At 368.03 metre it is still the highest … Continue reading

Aug 21, 2014

BRIGHT CITY LIGHTS: EAST BERLIN / WEST BERLIN

EAST BERLIN / WEST BERLIN DIVIDE STILL VISIBLE DUE TO DIFFERENT TYPE OF LIGHT-BULBS AND STREET LIGHTS USED. AMAZING!

May 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

THE YING-YANG OF BERLIN: SCHWARZPLAN MAPS OF THE CITY

Here is an excellent text by Gareth Davis (for Schlur Magazine) about the so called Schwarzplan maps of Germany´capital and what they tell us about its history. So worth reading!

Feb 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: DIE GOLDELSE

Spotted during an impromptu walk through Moabit and Tiergarten: Die Goldelse (Siegessäule) above Berlin.

Feb 4, 2014 · 7 Comments

GROßSTADTWINKEL

An amazing painting by Hans Baluschek, dating back to 1929. Today it is part of the collection of Stadtmuseum Berlin. Der Großstadtwinkel is also known under another title as Der … Continue reading

Dec 3, 2013

YOU ARE HERE: THE VIEW FROM JANNOWITZBRÜCKE

Old Berlin image: the view from Jannowitzbrücke towards the old Waisenbrücke (built 1892–1894 and blown up by the Wermacht troops, the repaired bridge was finally dismantled in 1960 as no … Continue reading

Nov 21, 2013

THE OLD HASENHEIDE

And since I am at it (please see the post about the cinema in Hasenheide Street published today), here is a wonderful painting by Hans Baluschek “Amusement Park in Hasenheide” … Continue reading

Nov 6, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WINTERGARTEN CIRCUS BY UMBO

Umbo (Otto Umbehr) took this picture of the acrobats at Berlin Winter Garden show somewhere around 1932. Umbehr, a former Bauhaus student and a follower of Johannes Ittens became interested … Continue reading

Nov 6, 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

Protected: TODAY IN KREUZBERG. AUGUST 15th – KEEPING COOL WITH GUSTAV NIEMANN

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Aug 28, 2013

Spotted in passing: On top of The World

Seen from the top of Karstadt at Hermannplatz today.

Aug 22, 2013

FROM T-UFER TO RIO – MEMORIAL PLAQUE FOR RIO REISER

In Berlin-Kreuzberg three things are absolutely impossible. You can´t walk through Görlitzer Park without being pestered by what is now swarms of local drug-pushers, offering you a wide assortment of … Continue reading

Aug 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

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