Ever wondered what sort of things float and swim in the Landwehrkanal – which, by the way, celebrated its 165th birthday a week ago? The answer is, of course, plenty … Continue reading
Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
1891 Some time between 5 and 6 PM on February 18th, 1891 in Berlin a famous and widely respected sculptor Professor Eduard Lürssen fails to go on his daily walk. … Continue reading
Hard to believe but this rather sparsely furnished landscape is one of the busiest Berlin neighbourhoods today. According to the statistics, at the end of 2010 there were some 12,164 … Continue reading
Spotted from Tempelhofer Ufer, SW 61.
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Urbanhafen under construction in 1892-1895.
Looking at this building I often think that beauty is just a question of putting things in the right light. In the right light even the moloch from Urbanhafen, built … Continue reading
Spotted on Hallesches-Tor-Brücke (old Belle-Alliance-Brücke) in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Here are today´s Mehringplatz, Mehringdamm and Landwehrkanal on a small section of Berlin map published in 1757 and known as Plan de la Ville de Berlin : Capitale de l’Electorat … Continue reading
I have just received a parcel. Brought as always but the extremely surly, sweaty postman who said “hello” to anyone last time somewhere around 1988 and who is fond of … Continue reading
Spotted at Landwehrkanal in Kreuzberg 61.
Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Kreuzberg 61.
Spotted at Landwehrkanal in Planufer in Kreuzberg 61.
Another diamond dug up on You Tube a while ago will be perfect viewing now that we are on the brink of summer ourselves. Filmed in Berlin in the summer … Continue reading
Soon, very soon you will be able to blow up your inflatables and go play the Pirates of the Caribbean on Landwehrkanal in Urbanhafen again. The future is bright:)
Prinzenstrasse station of Stammstrecke (U1 today) and the Imperial Continental Gas Association in Gitschiner Strasse in the summer of 1902 There are people who say that vintage postcards are messages … Continue reading
Spotted at Landwehrkanal between Alexandrinenstrasse and Prinzenstrasse last summer…
As a follow-up to last year´s post about the air-raids that destroyed Southern Friedrichstadt and Luisenstadt areas of Kreuzberg on February 3, 1945, here are two films found on YouTube … Continue reading
Winter is hard: it is cold, it is long and it seems to suck the light and the colours out of everything it casts its icy eye on. Here´s a … Continue reading
Simple quotes are the best. And almost always the truest. What I heard once while watching the British crime-series Luther (there, now you know where all my life wisdom comes … Continue reading
1868 If you don´t know Tempelherrenstrasse in Kreuzberg 10961 then I can only say: “Why?!” This might be the prettiest street this borough has to offer – and I am … Continue reading
Spotted three days ago at Urbanhafen in Kreuzberg: the swans followed the only navigable opening in the ice at the canal, made by a boat that had just passed by.
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
Möckernbrücke? Most people are surprised to hear the name even after they had been passing the station for years on their journey towards the greener pastures of Schlesisches Tor or … Continue reading