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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

Protected: REQUIEM FOR GUSTAV WUNDERWALD

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Jun 24, 2017

BERLIN PAST: THE SCISSORS GRINDER

One of the lost and long-forgotten professions – an itinerant scissors (or knife) grinder – in the streets of Berlin in 1904.

Jun 9, 2016

BERLIN PAST: BATHING IN THE TIERGARTEN

  In 1947 the city´s oldest public park, the Tiergarten, was still used for farming: horticulture instead of “amusemang” (Berlinerisch-French word). In fact, the site was divided into 3,000 allotments … Continue reading

Apr 7, 2016 · 3 Comments

BERLIN BRUSHES: MAX LIEBERMANN

To celebrate the first proper snowfall this winter here is another wonderful Berlin painting: “Snow in the Tiergarten” – view from Max Liebermann´s studio at Pariser Platz as seen by … Continue reading

Jan 6, 2016

YOU ARE HERE: CHRISTMAS AT THE WALL IN 1961

An illuminated Christmas tree on the corner of Zimmer Strasse and Lindenstrasse in December 1961. The corner building will soon be demolished along with the rest of the block to make … Continue reading

Dec 28, 2015

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE

Until now “Berliner Straßenszene” by Karl Holtz, a picture owned by Berlin´s Stiftung Stadtmuseum and painted in the early 1920s, has been dated for 1920-1923. However, the tram line No. 21 … Continue reading

Dec 11, 2015

YOU ARE HERE: POTSDAMER STRASSE IN OCTOBER 1945

Today´s photo, made just off Potsdamer Platz in the old Potsdamer Strasse – today´s Potsdamer Strasse was built anew to fit into the modernised grid of the PoPla – was … Continue reading

Nov 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

BERLIN BRUSHES: MORGENGRAUEN by HANS BALUSCHEK

The title of this 1930 painting by Hans Baluschek can be translated either as „At dawn“ or as “Morning Horrors”. It is one of the most moving documents of the … Continue reading

Sep 18, 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

BERLIN BRUSHES: LIEBERMANN´S BEER GARDEN AT THE HAVEL

Sotheby´s, the world-famous auction house in London where Liebermann´s painting was sold in 2011 for almost a million pounds described it on their page as follows:”According to Dr Matthias Eberle, … Continue reading

Jul 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

BERLIN BRUSHES: WALTER LEISTIKOW

Here is a wonderful summer painting by one of Berlin´s great artists, Walter Leistikow, “Abendstimmung am Schlachtensee” (“Evening at the Schlachtensee”). Another personal favourite, looked at with particularly great fondness … Continue reading

Jul 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

BERLIN BRUSHES: EDUARD GAERTNER

The Opernhaus, in 1742 still known as the “Hofoper” (Court Opera House), was re-named “Königliches Opernhaus” (Royal Opera House) in 1844 , only to become the “Staatsoper unter den Linden” … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

BERLIN BRUSHES: “TIEFER SCHNEE” BY HANS BALUSCHEK

With the snowfall and the wintry weather outside the windows, let us a have look at one of the most beautiful images of the early 20th-century Berlin: the “Tiefer Schnee” … Continue reading

Mar 31, 2015

BERLIN BRUSHES: TIERGARTEN BY LESSER URY

Feb 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

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