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Category Archives: LANDWEHRKANAL

THINGS THAT FLOAT IN THE LANDWEHRKANAL

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

Sep 10, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SPRING SHOTS

Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Mar 6, 2014

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: FEBRUARY 18th – THE DEATH OF EDUARD LÜRSSEN

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

Feb 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

YOU ARE HERE: GÖRLITZER BAHN BRÜCKE

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

Jan 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LOW SUN AT HALLESCHES TOR

Spotted from Tempelhofer Ufer, SW 61.

Dec 11, 2013

Protected: YOU ARE HERE: GITSCHINER STRASSE CORNER SEDAN UFER

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YOU ARE HERE: URBANHAFEN

Urbanhafen under construction in 1892-1895.

Sep 10, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

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

Jun 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: OVER THE BRIDGE

Spotted on Hallesches-Tor-Brücke (old Belle-Alliance-Brücke) in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Jun 20, 2013

YOU ARE HERE: AROUND MEHRINGPLATZ AD 1757

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

May 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

SOME OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS

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

May 8, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: STEEL AND NO MAGNOLIAS

Spotted at Landwehrkanal in Kreuzberg 61.

May 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LITTLE RED SPRAYING HOOD

Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Kreuzberg 61.

May 6, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: GONE SWIMMING

Spotted at Landwehrkanal in Planufer in Kreuzberg 61.

Apr 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

WALKING THROUGH BERLIN IN 1929

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

Apr 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LAZY DAYS AHEAD

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:)  

Apr 22, 2013

YOU ARE HERE: PRINZEN- CORNER GITSCHINER STRASSE

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

Apr 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO

Spotted at Landwehrkanal between Alexandrinenstrasse and Prinzenstrasse last summer…

Mar 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

THE ROSE UNDER ANY OTHER NAME OR THE DEMISE OF BERLIN 1936-1945

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

Feb 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

TRIGGER-HAPPY IN KREUZBERG: TRUE COLOURS

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

Feb 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

EVERYTHING IS SOMEWHERE: FRAUEN-SIECHENANSTALT IN GITSCHINER STRASSE

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

Jan 20, 2013

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: DECEMBER 21st – TEMPELHERRENSTRASSE

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

Jan 17, 2013 · 4 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE WHITE ARMADA

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.

Dec 9, 2012 · 2 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

UP AND AWAY WITH U1: FROM HALLESCHES TOR TO MÖCKERNBRÜCKE

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

Dec 6, 2012

MYTHOS KREUZBERG

Mythos Kreuzberg is the title of the documentary film about the borough produced by RBB, the local TV and radio production company for Berlin and Brandenburg. It tells the story … Continue reading

Dec 5, 2012 · 5 Comments

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