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IRMA’S CAMERA: BERLIN IN JULY 1953

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

Dec 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

​CHRISTMAS IN BERLIN: DAY 3

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

Dec 20, 2017

Protected: SKATING WITH ERICH or WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PALAST DER REPUBLIK

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HUMILIATION OF CARL HERZ – NAZI TERROR IN KREUZBERG´S TOWN HALL

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

Nov 25, 2016

SPOTTED IN PASSING: “STAY SPECIAL” 

Spotted on the northern facade of Marheineke Markthalle in Zossener Straße in Kreuzberg. 

Oct 6, 2016

BERLIN: LATE SUMMER SUN 

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

Sep 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

SIDE BY SIDE

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

Jul 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING IN 1986 BERLIN

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

Jul 11, 2016

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BEWARE OF SHARP OBJECTS IN BERLIN

Spotted in passing in Karl-Liebknecht-Straße in Berlin-Mitte.

Jul 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

WE ARE MANY!

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

May 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: TREE-NO-TREE

Spotted in Schleiermacherstraße in Kreuzberg.

Apr 21, 2016

BERLIN NOW AND THEN

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

Mar 24, 2016

NOW AND THEN IN BERLIN

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

Mar 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: “WIE, KEIN PLATZ?”

  “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

Mar 2, 2016

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE NEW WORLD

Spotted by due Neue Welt, Hasenheide, Berlin

Mar 1, 2016

SPOTTED IN PASSING: DOWN F-STRASSE AT NIGHT

Not something you will be able to do again any time soon: strolling down the middle of Friedrichstrasse at night:)

Feb 27, 2016 · 3 Comments

BACK TO THE PAST AND THEN BACK AGAIN

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

Feb 26, 2016

SPOTTED IN PASSING: HEADING FOR KOTTI

Spotted in Admiralstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Feb 22, 2016

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE SUN RISES OVER ORANIENSTRASSE

Feb 20, 2016

SPOTTED IN PASSING: NIGHT IN BERLIN

Spotted in Gitschiner Strasse, Kreuzberg.

Feb 17, 2016

YOU ARE HERE: YORCKSTRASSE

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

Feb 1, 2016

TIME MACHINE ADVENTURES CONTINUED: BERLIN-PRENZLAUER BERG IN THE 1980s

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.

Jan 28, 2016

SPOTTED IN BERLIN: TAUENTZINSTRASSE/KU’DAMM BEFORE WWII

Window-shopping in Tauentzinstrasse shortly before Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, in 1936 .

Jan 21, 2016 · 3 Comments

BOOKWORM´S DELIGHT: “BERLIN THE THE 19th CENTURY”

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

Jan 19, 2016

THROUGH OLD LENSES: MOLTKEBRÜCKE

“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

Oct 26, 2015

THREE BEFORE THE SIEGESSÄULE

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

Oct 20, 2015

LOOKING FROM THE TOP OF MY DESK

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

Oct 15, 2015 · 3 Comments

THIS IS BERLIN: LOST IN RUMMELSBURGER BUCHT

Oct 11, 2015

THIS IS BERLIN: LOST IN KARLSHORST

Sep 30, 2015

AT THE SAD END OF THE STREET

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

Sep 16, 2015

THE DAYS OF THE HIDDEN CITY

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

Sep 13, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: GEIL GEPARKT!

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

Jul 3, 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

TRIPPING THE LIGHT FANTASTIC: MAX MISSMANN´S SAUSAGE SELLER

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

May 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: ETERNAL LIGHT

Spotted at the Cemeteries Vor Dem Halleschen Tor in Berlin Kreuzberg.

Apr 30, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN KREUZBERG

Spotted in Gneisenaustrasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.

Apr 22, 2015

DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN – THE BRIGHT CITY LIGHTS

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

Apr 16, 2015

LIFE AMONG THE RUINS

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

Apr 15, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: TAKE AWAY

Berlin takes the idea of hospitality to entirely new levels; ) Berlin – Kreuzberg

Mar 28, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BERLIN MORNING SUN

Mar 26, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED

Spotted at the U-Bahnhof Prinzenstrasse, U1 Line, Berlin.

Mar 19, 2015

THE GREAT CITY – BEAUTY AND THE BEST

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

Feb 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

PHOTOGRAPHY ON A SILVER PLATE

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

Feb 25, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WINTER SLEEP IN BRANDENBURG

On the shore of a still frozen lake in Blossin in Brandenburg.

Feb 22, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: KÖRTESTRASSE

 

Feb 19, 2015 · 6 Comments

SPOTTED BY ERIC FISCHER

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

Feb 19, 2015

WAR GAMES

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

Feb 7, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: GNEISENAUSTRASSE

Jan 26, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: TEUFELSBERG IN DECEMBER

       

Dec 27, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STRASSE

Dec 19, 2014

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