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.
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
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
A little comment on the current mood in the city, spotted in Bergmannstraße in Kreuzberg:
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.)
Spotted in passing in Karl-Liebknecht-Straße in Berlin-Mitte.
Spotted at Oranienplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
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
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
“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
Not something you will be able to do again any time soon: strolling down the middle of Friedrichstrasse at night:)
Spotted in Admiralstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Spotted in Gitschiner Strasse, Kreuzberg.
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
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
Window-shopping in Tauentzinstrasse shortly before Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, in 1936 .
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
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
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
A wooden model of the U-Bahnhof Görlitzer Bahnhof (originally called “Oranienstrasse”) on display at a small surgery in Liegnitzer Platz.
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
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:-)
Spotted at the Cemeteries Vor Dem Halleschen Tor in Berlin Kreuzberg.
Spotted in Gneisenaustrasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.
Spotted under the U1 elevated line in Gitschiner Strasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.
Spotted in Gitschiner Strasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Berlin takes the idea of hospitality to entirely new levels; ) Berlin – Kreuzberg
Spotted at the U-Bahnhof Prinzenstrasse, U1 Line, Berlin.
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
Spotted this morning in Gneisenaustrasse, Berlin – Kreuzberg.
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
Spotted in passing in Ritterstrasse, Berlin – Kreuzberg.
Spotted in Carl-Herz-Ufer, Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Spotted in Moritzstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Spotted in passing on the corner Waldemar- and Adalberstrasse, Berlin – Kreuzberg.
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
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
Spotted in passing in Gleisdreieckpark, Berlin – Kreuzberg.
Spotted in the courtyard of the Höfe in Alte Jakobstrasse.