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HERR DR SIMON’S EMPORIUM OF CARTOGRAPHIC DELIGHTS

Jesse Simon, a friend and a neighbour, is not only an expert in all things opera as well as in antic Roman imagery, but he also happens to be a … Continue reading

Jun 16, 2014 · 5 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MARCH 15th – HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARHEINEKE MARKTHALLE

Originally known as Markthalle XI and like all other 14 Berlin market halls designed by Hermann Blankenstein (more about him here), Marheineke-Halle between Zossener Strasse, Bergmannstrasse and Marheineke Platz in … Continue reading

Mar 21, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: GOOD MORNING, KREUZBERG

Spotted in Marheinekeplatz this morning.

May 15, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WAKING UP FROM LONG WINTER SLEEP

Spotted yesterday in Bergmannstrasse in Kreuzberg.

Mar 5, 2013

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: DECEMBER 26th

I am almost done – far behind the schedule but nevertheless. Let us bring the series to the end. 1874 Three very well known Kreuzberg streets are given their proper … Continue reading

Feb 13, 2013

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: DECEMBER 19th and 20th

What was good for Vidal Sassoon is good enough for me: today “two in one”. For today we shall be visiting a street and a church. December 20th, 1905 It … Continue reading

Jan 13, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO HARRY P?

Spotted today in Bergmannstrasse.

Dec 24, 2012

TODAY IN BERLIN: NOVEMBER 15th

A short note about an electrifying place. 1929 In Bergmannstrasse 5-7 where now the so called Ärtztehaus spreads its mock-1920s façade (and in order to see how very much “mock” … Continue reading

Nov 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: SEPTEMBER 11 or WHEN FOOTBALL CAME TO KREUZBERG

1897  In an inn Düsterer Keller (also known as Zum Düsteren Keller) in today´s Bergmannstrasse 107 the representatives of six Berlin football clubs establish the Verband der Deutschen Ballspielvereine (Federation … Continue reading

Oct 4, 2012

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: SEPTEMBER 3 – MARHEINEKE MARTKHALLE RE-OPENS AFTER WW2

1953 Marheineke Markthalle, the place where prices might be indecent and which was literally murdered and gutted during the renovation somewhere around 2007, but where where sooner or later everybody … Continue reading

Sep 18, 2012

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: AUGUST 26 – FROM PIONIERWEG TO THE VINEGAR FACTORY

At least two events dated August 26th are worth mentioning today and both took place in the first half of the 19th century. 1813 The sandy road connecting Hallesches Tor … Continue reading

Aug 29, 2012

LOVE AND DEATH IN ZÜLLICHAUER STRASSE

Some streets are apparently so bleak and unassuming that it´s easy to miss them at all. It´s not that they are boring and often they far from being ugly, too. … Continue reading

Aug 20, 2012 · 4 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LOST IN THE PAST

Somebody lost this photo at the dry cleaners in Bergmannstrasse. It has been hanging there for a while, taped to a promo stand for Sea Life show with hundreds of … Continue reading

Aug 5, 2012

FESTIVITIES GALORE! OR KREUZBERG GOES MERRY

Even if like myself you are a big fan of stay-at-home activities (which might or might not involve the so called intellectual effort) two things should still make you leave … Continue reading

Jun 30, 2012

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MAY 8TH

What would Kreuzberg be without Bergmannstrasse, without the canal or without U1 cutting through it gently like a steel flying carpet? Or what would it be without Marianneplatz, Viktoria Park … Continue reading

May 12, 2012

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: APRIL 25th

Today´s post takes us back in time to the days far back before the city transportation system, Landwehrkanal or running water were considered a possibility (not that anyone bothered). We … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 5 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: APRIL 20th – Kleine Parkstrasse

What a day! In 1837 somebody was very busy making Tempelhofer Vorstadt bigger, better and properly labelled. 1837 So little time and so many new streets to name! On April … Continue reading

Apr 22, 2012 · 5 Comments

THE BRITS HAVE IT OR THE WONDERS OF ONLINE RESEARCH

Here is a true gem that fell into my lap a couple of days ago – I am so grateful that I was wearing my glasses then for I could … Continue reading

Mar 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MARCH 15 – MARHEINEKE MARKTHALLE OPENS

Happy Birthday, Marheinke Markthalle! On March 15th 2012 the most popular market hall in Kreuzberg has reached its 120th year – unfortunately, no balloons, no confetti and festivities were not … Continue reading

Mar 15, 2012

NOTHING COMPARES TO HER OR SINEAD’S ANTE PORTAS

Passionskirche in Marheinekeplatz, where every week apart from the obvious spiritual support brings another good (up to excellent) concert, is also a place of moving come-backs and shaky débuts. Big … Continue reading

Mar 5, 2012

STRESEMANNSTRAßE BECOMES SAARLANDSTRAßE

1935 On January 26 the Nazis changed the name of one of Kreuzberg´s main and longest streets: Stresemannstraße ceased to be Stresemannstraße and turned into Saarlandstraße instead. Gustav Stresemann was … Continue reading

Jan 26, 2012 · 4 Comments

GOING GOING GONE or ZAGATTO? WHAT ZAGATTO?

Change might be the motor of all progress and the engine of improvement but it still doesn´t make it right when it´s wrong. I, for once, am a very conservative … Continue reading

Jan 16, 2012 · 4 Comments

KREUZBERG – THE FINE KOST OF LIVING

Today´s Berliner Zeitung announces what we have known all along: Kreuzberg is getting too expensive for its own good. With a median nett household income of 1,400 Euro in 2010 … Continue reading

Dec 7, 2011

HISTORY HOPPING: BLACK MARKET IN BERGMANNKIEZ

On June 20th, 1948 Germany underwent a currency reform that was very much needed to steady the post-war financial market (rings a bell, rings a bell…) Now, instead of having … Continue reading

Nov 9, 2011

THE LAST LEAVES OF AUTUMN or LANDWEHRKANAL COLOUR PARADE

Since there is no denying the fact that it´s almost November and very soon the couleur-et-lumiere show that´s been running almost non-stop in Kreuzberg since September will be very much … Continue reading

Oct 27, 2011

AWAKE! or ZILLE IN KREUZBERG

Famously, after reading The Old Curiosity Shop Oscar Wilde commented: ‘One would have to have a heart of stone to read of the death of little Nell without dissolving into … Continue reading

Oct 13, 2011

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE CEMETARY BIRDS´ HOUSE

At the westernmost cemetary in Bergmannstraße, the one with the entrance opposite the post office, you will find a palpable proof of how sometimes good intentions end up as nothing … Continue reading

Oct 6, 2011 · 3 Comments

MISTY MORNING IN BERGMANNSTRASSE

I saw this photo yesterday on one of my favourite photography blogs from Berlin: http://jonnywhitlamphotography.com. The photographer managed to capture something quite special: the houses and the trees in the … Continue reading

Aug 28, 2011 · 2 Comments

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