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SPOTTED IN PASSING: I HEART U6

Declaration of love for Berlin´s north-south U-Bahn line shouted out lout on the windows of Max Taut´s 1933 Retail Co-op Department Store at Oranienplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg SW61.

Mar 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MORTIZPLATZ in 1947/1948

A screenshot from Billy Wilder´s 1948 film “A Foreign Affair” showing an aerial image of Mortizplatz and the ruins of Wertheim Department Store where the popular city garden, Prinzessinnengarten, is … Continue reading

Feb 21, 2017

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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: FROM KREUZBERG WITH LOVE;-)

A little comment on the current mood in the city, spotted in Bergmannstraße in Kreuzberg:

Aug 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: DON´T SHOOT!

Bullet holes in the facade of a Mietshaus (rental block) spotted in passing in Zossener Straße, still visible 71 years after the end of the Second World War.)  

Aug 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BEWARE OF SHARP OBJECTS IN BERLIN

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

Jul 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MEN IN TREES

Spotted at Oranienplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

May 27, 2016

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE GATE

A passage connecting two historical  cemeteries in Bergmannstraße in Kreuzberg was created by tearing down a section of an old family tomb. The cemeteries in Bergmannstraße are among the most … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · 4 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: ZILLE IN THE U-BAHN

Heinrich Zille’s photo of Berlin’s working-class children playing in the streets, taken between 1900 and 1910. It is only one of many wonderful Zille images decorating the walls of the … Continue reading

Mar 10, 2016

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: 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

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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: TEGEL AIRPORT

Feb 7, 2016

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE TOP OF THE HILL

Top of the Cross Hill: to of the Kreuzberg in the Viktoria Park, looking down towards Grossbeerenstrasse and the Landwehrkanal. The switched-off waterfall (in summer water is pumped uphill by … Continue reading

Feb 2, 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

SPOTTED IN BERLIN: TAUENTZINSTRASSE/KU’DAMM BEFORE WWII

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

Jan 21, 2016 · 3 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WINDCHILL

The frozen-over Landwehrkanal under the Thielenbrücke connecting Neukölln and Kreuzberg between Glogauer Strasse and Pannierstrasse. The name of the bridge commemorates Karl von Thielen, Prussian Secretary of State for Public … Continue reading

Jan 7, 2016

AXED

After 63 years of providing Kreuzbergers with all things wood-and-carpentry, the Leistenhaus Schlumm in Nostizstrasse wraps up the business. R.I.P. – my desk owes you half of its legs. All … Continue reading

Dec 15, 2015

McROOMS WITH A VIEW

If there is one reason why the Mall of Berlin “McDonald´s” in Mitte is worth visiting, then it is this incredible view.   Although the rest of the massive shopping … Continue reading

Nov 19, 2015

THIS IS BERLIN: LOST IN KARLSHORST

Sep 30, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SMALL WORLD

A wooden model of the U-Bahnhof Görlitzer Bahnhof (originally called “Oranienstrasse”) on display at a small surgery in Liegnitzer Platz.

Sep 19, 2015

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THIRD DEGREE

On Saturday, I participated in a fascinating tour of the old Wasserturm (Water/Pump Tower) on one of Berlin´s historic cemeteries, Friedhof Steglitz. During a private walk that followed the tour, … Continue reading

Sep 14, 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

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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE 10th WONDER

Spotted under the U1 elevated line in Gitschiner Strasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.

Apr 19, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: NOTHING BUT RUBBISH ON TV…

Spotted in Gitschiner Strasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Apr 14, 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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: KÖRTESTRASSE

 

Feb 19, 2015 · 6 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: GNEISENAUSTRASSE

Jan 26, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: HOUSE OF PAIN

Spotted in passing in Engeldamm, Berlin – Kreuzberg. The house, an original Bruno Taut design, is a target of regular attacks from the radical left scene. The plaster covers actual … Continue reading

Jan 13, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: TEUFELSBERG IN DECEMBER

       

Dec 27, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STRASSE

Dec 19, 2014

SPOTTED IN BERLIN: WILD WILD WEST

Spotted this morning in Gneisenaustrasse, Berlin – Kreuzberg.

Dec 2, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MONDAY MORNING RUSH-HOUR

Nov 17, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: AUTUMN IN BERLIN

In Berlin everything smells of coal smoke and fallen leaves – some of the best scents in the world. So have a beautiful autumn Friday and remember: time to get … Continue reading

Sep 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THREE MONKEYS

Spotted in passing in Ritterstrasse, Berlin – Kreuzberg.

Sep 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SMILE!

Spotted in Carl-Herz-Ufer, Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Sep 18, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: HANGING OUT

Spotted in Moritzstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Sep 17, 2014

Good morning, Berlin!

Spotted in passing on the corner Waldemar- and Adalberstrasse, Berlin – Kreuzberg.

Sep 12, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: UP!

  Fernsehturm or the TV Tower built in the former East Berlin between 1965 and 1969 (official opening on October 3, 1969). At 368.03 metre it is still the highest … Continue reading

Aug 21, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: OST!

Spotted in Berlin-Mitte. The Volksbühne Theatre at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin-Mitte (orig. Bülowplatz) designed by Oskar Kaufmann and built in 1913-1914. The costs of construction were partly covered with the donations … Continue reading

Aug 19, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: DARKNESS AT NOON

Spotted in passing in Gleisdreieckpark,  Berlin – Kreuzberg.

Aug 16, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: TALK TO ME

Spotted in the courtyard of the Höfe in Alte Jakobstrasse.

Aug 15, 2014

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