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Protected: TODAY IN BERLIN: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUISENSTÄDTISCHER KANAL!

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May 15, 2018 · Enter your password to view comments.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BERLINER HOCHBAHN!

Berlin’s first U-Bahn line, which was, perhaps a bit confusingly, an elevated railway line, built by Siemens and Halske, opened to the public on 18 February 1902 at 5:25 AM. … Continue reading

Feb 15, 2018 · 3 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: ORANIENPLATZ IN 1906

Here is a little more detailed description of the historic image included in our previous post – considering the great interest it awoke, it is very much worth explaining a … Continue reading

Oct 8, 2015

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. LAST AUTUMN AT THE LANDWEHRKANAL

It might Canoe and Boat Season again but wait until the summer is over:-)  

Jun 16, 2015

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MAY 20th – FELSENDAMM

That streets may sometimes have many names is no secret to anyone. But some of the choices, although worth knowing about, are better forgotten. Please burn after reading. 1937 First … Continue reading

May 21, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SPRING SHOTS

Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Mar 6, 2014

AS TIME GOES BY – HISTORIC IMAGES OF KREUZBERG

Sometimes one photo says more than a hundred books. And although often it is impossible to “read” the image – to recognise what or whom it presents – without living … Continue reading

Mar 4, 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

GÖRLITZER BAHN BRÜCKE TODAY

Here is a little follow-up to the last text in the YOU ARE HERE series – the one about Hermann Rückwardt´s 1896 photo of Görlitz Railway Bridge spanning the banks … Continue reading

Jan 16, 2014

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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Sep 18, 2013 · Enter your password to view comments.

YOU ARE HERE: URBANHAFEN

Urbanhafen under construction in 1892-1895.

Sep 10, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LAST MORNING ON ADMIRALSBRÜCKE

Aug 30, 2013

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: JULY 23rd

1845 King Friedrich Wilhelm IV, the man who four years later will reject the title of the Kaiser of the united Germany, lays a cornerstone for a new hospital and … Continue reading

Jul 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: OUR DREAMS IN BÖCKLERPARK

This often overlooked and hardly known sculpture in Böcklerpark on the northern bank of Urbanhafen at the canal in Kreuzberg 61 was made in 1989 by an acclaimed Turkish artist … Continue reading

Jun 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: “Berlin zur Kaiserzeit”

The weather forecast for the next two-three days is far from cheerful so here is something to watch while it´s windy and rainy outside. Also, it is a great opportunity … Continue reading

May 31, 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

KREUZBERG´S CORNERS AND EDGES

A great tribute to Kreuzberg´s Ecken und Kanten (corners and edges): from the unkempt charm of Görlitzer Park and Manteuffelstrasse to the discreet charm of the bourgeoisie in SW 61 … Continue reading

May 24, 2013

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: DINGHY-FEELING

Spotted last Friday in Urbanhafen in Kreuzberg.

Apr 29, 2013

PACK YOUR BADEHOSE NOW OR IT´S PRINZENBAD SEASON AGAIN

189,977 people cannot be wrong. And if all of them chose to go swimming in Prinzenbad in 2012, then the most popular open-air swimming pool in Berlin must be worth … Continue reading

Apr 27, 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

YOU ARE HERE: LONG-GONE ENTRANCE TO THE U-BAHNHOF HALLESCHES TOR

 U-Bahnhof station Hallesches Tor on the overground (in Kreuzberg) U1 Line is one of the oldest U-Bahn stations in Berlin. Opened on February 18th, 1902 it was designed by two … Continue reading

Mar 27, 2013 · 6 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

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

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

IBRAHIM IN KREUZBERG

It was while looking for the of U1 line that I found his paintings online and was immediately smitten. If you should be considering a Christmas present for me, do … Continue reading

Dec 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

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

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

UP AND AWAY WITH U1: FROM PRINZENSTRASSE TO HALLESCHES TOR

First a word of explanation: there is a good reason why the text for this post is not at its beginning but serves as its tail. I do not know … Continue reading

Dec 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

UP AND AWAY WITH U1: FROM KOTTBUSSER TOR TO PRINZENSTRASSE

It is a relatively long distance from Kotti to Prinzenstrasse – 896 metres to be exact. Originally the overground train line used to run over a water road intersecting it … Continue reading

Dec 3, 2012

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE FOG

Nothing is as beautiful and at the same time as magically spooky as the fog. Today it has been hanging over Kreuzberg from early in the morning until sunset. In … Continue reading

Nov 15, 2012 · 3 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: DRAWN BY THE LIGHT

A filming crew in Kreuzberg unintentionally produced this effect. What might seem like a sunset is a powerful spotlight they plugged in in the morning. You could have found all … Continue reading

Oct 27, 2012

SPOTTED IN PASSING: HALLESCHES TOR IN AUTUMN MORNING SUN

Oct 19, 2012 · 3 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING? HEARD IN PASSING, MORE LIKE IT…

Carl-Herz-Ufer in Kreuzberg is a relatively quiet place. That is, if you don´t count the 786555 dB volume of the happy bathers at  Prinzenbad swimming pool on hot days in … Continue reading

Oct 15, 2012

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: SEPTMEBER 2

The begining of September was traditionally the time of the so called Herbstparade – autumn military parade which would be a Prussian equivalent of Trooping The Colours. And although the … Continue reading

Sep 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Protected: TODAY IN KREUZBERG: SEPTEMBER 1

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Sep 12, 2012 · Enter your password to view comments.

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SUMMER IS A-LEAVING

Today was a beautiful day: still hot but already smelling of leaves and of the autumn water in Landwehrkanal. Here is my impression of what was very likely the last … Continue reading

Sep 11, 2012

AND YET ANOTHER AUGUST MORNING AT LANDWEHRKANAL OR THIS TIME WITH CONTENT

I wish to apologise for the small technical problem with the previous post – this was the very first time I attempted uploading a video via my smartphone and it … Continue reading

Aug 30, 2012

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