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SPOTTED IN PASSING: WINDY CITY

IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIG CITY A historic windmill at the Museum of Technology in  Berlin-Kreuzberg.

May 10, 2014

Spotted in passing: Mr Hitchcock´s Most Gripping Picture

Spotted in Oranienstrasse corner Alte Jakobstrasse in Kreuzberg 61. About the exhibition: Barbara Klemm, one of the best contemporary German photographers and the woman who had them all before her … Continue reading

Dec 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

THE MAN BEHIND THE CAMERA – FRED STEIN EXHIBITION AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM

Storm is brewing over Berlin today. With wind blowing down its streets at up to 100 km/h possibly even for the next couple of days, it might be a good … Continue reading

Dec 5, 2013

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: JUNE 22

Between 1936 and 1938 a young German engineer named Konrad Zuse – who was born on this day in 1910 in Wilmersdorf and later lived with his family in Kreuzberg … Continue reading

Jun 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

DAYS AT THE TECHNIKMUSEUM: THEY SAW IT ON TV

Among what feels like thousands and thousands of fantastic objects on display at the Telecommunications Exhibition in Technikmuseum (Trebbiner Strasse 9, Berlin-Kreuzberg) there is also a TV set from 1937. … Continue reading

Apr 24, 2013

DAYS AT THE MUSEUM: THE ENIGMA OF THE ENIGMA

Enigma, German coding machine used during the WW2 by the Nazi land army but especially by their war fleet, Kriegsmarine, on display at the Technikmuseum in Berlin. One of the … Continue reading

Mar 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BLACK-LETTER-DAY

Spotted outside the BERLINISCHE GALERIE (Museum of Modern Art) in Alte Jakobstrasse 124-125 in Berlin-Kreuzberg. As part of the currently celebrated Berlin theme year Diversity Destroyed aimed at presenting and … Continue reading

Mar 25, 2013

DAYS AT THE MUSEUM: WINDCHILL

If you should come to Technikmuseum today and climb to the 3rd floor in the “Beamtenhaus” where the film technology is exhibited, here is what you will hear above your … Continue reading

Mar 23, 2013

DAYS AT THE MUSEUM: CARVED IN WOOD

Today at Technikmuseum during my shift in the so called Neubau (the New House) I took some 30 photos of different objects and their descriptions. It was only hours later, … Continue reading

Mar 21, 2013

SNAPSHOTS FROM THE WEST – BERLIN IN 1987

One of the best sources of knowledge about old Berlin are private photos and films made by regular people. Casual, often shaky and/or out of focus images tend to catch … Continue reading

Mar 14, 2013

DAYS AT THE MUSEUM: THE LITTLE OPTIMIST

The Optimist is a small boat used by the youngest adepts of the art of sailing – in spring and summer the lakes around Berlin are full of them bobbing … Continue reading

Feb 20, 2013

DAYS AT THE MUSEUM: DIRECTOR’S CUT

Seen at the Film-Technik Exhibition at the Technikmuseum in Trebbiner Strasse 9 in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Feb 5, 2013

DAYS AT THE MUSEUM: DANSE SERPENTINE

My job at the museum (Deutsches Technikmuseum in Trebbiner Strasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg) might prevent me from writing as often and as much as I would wish to, but it allows … Continue reading

Jan 26, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SHIPS THAT YOU PASS IN THE DARK

Spotted inside the Technik Museum: model ships inside beautifully lit glass cases.

Jan 22, 2013

HERE´S TO 2012

2012 has been a long year – the length of a year being measured by the number of memorable events. I have plenty to be happy about and equally a … Continue reading

Dec 31, 2012 · 4 Comments

UP AND AWAY WITH U1: MÖCKERNBRÜCKE TO GLEISDREIECK

Gleisdreieck is the 7th (counting from  Oberbaumbrücke) and the last of U1 stations in Kreuzberg (out of 13 stations altogether which continue through Schöneberg to Charlottenburg). It is also the … Continue reading

Dec 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: NOVEMBER 16

And yet again I am going backwards. But, hey, time´s relative anyway! So back to 1999… 1999 Daniel Liebeskind receives the German Architecture Award for his design of the Jewish … Continue reading

Nov 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: AUGUST 18

For that day, which happens to be the birthday of my first Lovely Son (and Heir) as well of my Lovely Mother for whom the former was the greatest birthday … Continue reading

Aug 27, 2012

THE WALLS OF KREUZBERG

As far as photography goes, my enthusiasm is in direct and reverted ratio to my skills – I am keen and I am trigger-happy (which I believe explains the presence … Continue reading

Aug 13, 2012

MARGA AND THE SILVER BIRD

At 5 PM (or 17.00 according to the German Vossische Zeitung) on July 18, 1932 and after doing a lap of honour over Berlin in the company of a wing … Continue reading

Jul 30, 2012 · 3 Comments

TAP TAP TAP WENT THE KEYS ON MY LAPTOP OR THANK YOU, KONRAD ZUSE

 Although he has been the subject of one of my older posts already (link here), which means I had studied his biography at length (rule one in writing: a bit … Continue reading

Jul 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MAY 1st

Actually, I could be writing about how in 1840 one Georg Leonhard Hopf opened the very first ever Bockbiersaison in his new brewery in Fidicinstrasse 2/3 in Kreuzberg. However, since … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: FEBRUARY 22 – LICHTERFELDERSTRASSE

1876 My ever favourite street and the place where all this began – the loving part of my stormy relationship with Kreuzberg, the research, the book, the blog – gets … Continue reading

Feb 22, 2012 · 8 Comments

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN KREUZBERG or GET YOURSELF A BUNKER

  Just in case you didn´t know what sort of a present to give to that Special Person this year, here´s a tip: how about a bunker? And no, that´s … Continue reading

Dec 18, 2011

COME WITH THE WIND

I assume most of you missed the last night Plushgun concert at Comet Club. That´s all right ´cos I did, too. And my regret at this loss I can very … Continue reading

Nov 29, 2011

THE LADY BIDS FAREWELL

Neither the long journey through the bumpy roads of history nor her, pardon my uncouth way, advanced age could possibly make her less mysterious or any less appealing. At her … Continue reading

Oct 29, 2011 · 2 Comments

SO YOU THINK YOU DON´T KNOW FRIEDRICH SEIDENSTÜCKER

But more likely than not you do. He was one of those Berlin photographers who, like Zille before him, documented the everyday life of the city. He too left a … Continue reading

Oct 14, 2011 · 1 Comment

MEET HEIKE THE WUNDERWAFFE

Two days ago while watching the local Berlin evening news I heard that a new wonder had been put on display at the über-fantastic Technical Museum in Trebbiner Straße 9, … Continue reading

Sep 29, 2011

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