Irma Luise was a well-to-do American and an amateur photographer who arrived in West Berlin in July 1953. Her camera, loaded with Kodachrome film, allowed her to capture street scenes … Continue reading
This little boy carrying a Christmas tree was photographed by Willy Römer in December 1920. Perhaps even in Kreuzberg where the photographer lived at the time in a small flat … Continue reading
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On that day in 1933 the then Mayor of Kreuzberg, Carl Herz, was removed from his office, physically abused and humiliated in public – the Nazi terror began in full … Continue reading
Spotted on the northern facade of Marheineke Markthalle in Zossener Straße in Kreuzberg.
Good morning Berlin and Beyond! September means it well with us this year. If you’re planning to visit the city, do it now to profit from the late summer vibe. … Continue reading
Since the beginning of the 20th century, cycling has played a big part in the life of Berlin and Berliners. It still does: in Germany´s capital there are 721 bikes … Continue reading
Good morning, Berlin and Beyond! Greetings from the city where life goes on regardless – as this fantastic series of 1986 photos taken by Patrick Piel along the Berlin Wall … Continue reading
Spotted in passing in Karl-Liebknecht-Straße in Berlin-Mitte.
This post is to thank all of you for reading our posts and following the blog´s cheerfully meandering way through Berlin´s past and present. As of yesterday, “Kreuzberged” has over … Continue reading
Spotted in Schleiermacherstraße in Kreuzberg.
Berlin´s best local daily, “Berliner Morgenpost“, continue their fascinating photo-series “Berlin Now and Then”. Here are some wonderful colour images of well-known Berlin spots: as they were and as they are. … Continue reading
The two photographs above present the same street-corner in one of the most popular sections of Berlin´s City West: the junction of Hardenbergstrasse and Joachimsthaler Strasse at Bahnhof “Zoologischer Garten” … Continue reading
“What do you mean: no free space?” On a roof in the city where gentrification as well as misappropriation of accommodation led to a serious shortage of affordable housing. … Continue reading
Spotted by due Neue Welt, Hasenheide, Berlin
Not something you will be able to do again any time soon: strolling down the middle of Friedrichstrasse at night:)
Berliner Morgenpost, our favourite local newspaper, did it again! Here is another chapter in the their absolutely unsurpassed visual chronicle of the city of Berlin. This time it is about pre-WWII … Continue reading
Spotted in Admiralstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Spotted in Gitschiner Strasse, Kreuzberg.
A beautiful building in Yorckstrasse housing the historic pub “Zum Umsteiger” (Umsteiger is someone who changes from one train to another – something that most people using the S-Bahnhof Yorckstrasse … Continue reading
Here is the next instalment of a brilliant image comparison series from Berlin “Then” and “Now”: this time Prenzlauer Berg. Thank you, Berliner Morgenpost!:) Please click the image to enter.
Window-shopping in Tauentzinstrasse shortly before Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, in 1936 .
It is difficult not to buy new books. It is even more difficult to find storage space for the books already bought and for those about to be purchased. But … Continue reading
“Moltkebrücke (Moltke Bridge) under construction in 1889” (photo by Hermann Rückwardt). Moltkebrücke, named after General Field Marshall Helmuth von Moltke (Chief of Staff of the Prussian Army) spans the river … Continue reading
This wonderful vintage photo, taken some time in the 1920s, captured the building of Reichstag, the German Parliament, in the background and the Siegessäule, the Victory Column, at its pre-1938 … Continue reading
In his unforgettable role as a college teacher, John Keating, in the 1989 film “Dead Poets Society”, the actor Robin Williams tells his students watching him climb on top of … Continue reading
Beermanstrasse in Berlin-Treptow: demolition in progress, making space for the future A100 motorway. Those lovingly renovated and densely populated houses close to the Treptower Park were voted redundant and are … Continue reading
Once a year, usually in autumn, Berlin turns into a historic-site paradise: closed doors open to reveal places not accessible to the public; stories are told of long forgotten people … Continue reading
Spotted last summer in Graefestrasse next to Kottbusser Brücke. Clearly, somebody cares after all and makes sure that the hare-brained drivers get the message (loosely translated as “Awesome parking skills, … Continue reading
It might Canoe and Boat Season again but wait until the summer is over:-)
Today one of our favourite old Berlin photos made by the excellent Berlin photographer Max Missmann in the Lustgarten next to the old Royal Palace. It shows a little travelling … Continue reading
Spotted at the Cemeteries Vor Dem Halleschen Tor in Berlin Kreuzberg.
Spotted in Gneisenaustrasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.
Did you know that looking from high above it is still possible to tell between the former East and West Berlin? Maybe not during the day, but after dark it … Continue reading
This photo taken by the LIFE magazine photographer, Nina Leen – a Russian-born American who studied and lived in Berlin until 1939, when she decided emigrate to the USA – … Continue reading
Berlin takes the idea of hospitality to entirely new levels; ) Berlin – Kreuzberg
Spotted at the U-Bahnhof Prinzenstrasse, U1 Line, Berlin.
Thinking about gentrification and the nature of the city as such, here is what August Endell says about The Great City in his 1908 work “Die Schönheit der großen Start”: … Continue reading
Organised by the Europeana in co-operation with the excellent Daguerrobase Project, this fantastic virtual exhibition “shows the faces, places and histories of the nineteenth century and looks at the revolution made by photography … Continue reading
On the shore of a still frozen lake in Blossin in Brandenburg.
Eric Fischer´s digital visualisation project based on processing photographic images from the world metropoles and sorting them into two groups: made by locals and made by non-locals (tourists), has produced … Continue reading
War Games The US forces stationed in West Berlin practising their “street guerilla” skills in Wrangelkiez in SO 36 (East Kreuzberg) in 1980. The “soldier” is standing in front of … Continue reading