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RIDING KREUZBERG

Even though Siemens left Kreuzberg a while ago, there is still enough innovative spirit around the borough to keep it providing the world with some damn fine things. Just like … Continue reading

Aug 12, 2013

YOU ARE HERE: AROUND MEHRINGPLATZ AD 1757

Here are today´s Mehringplatz, Mehringdamm and Landwehrkanal on a small section of Berlin map published in 1757 and known as Plan de la Ville de Berlin : Capitale de l’Electorat … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: PRETTY POLLIES

Kreuzberg cyclists transport a wide variety of objects on their bikes: dogs of all sizes from chihuahuas to an English bulldog, plants of sometimes such impressive proportions that they look … Continue reading

Jul 5, 2012

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WEIHNACHTSRAD

Christmas trees being bourgeois and passé, the enterprising Kreuzberg folk come up with yet another ingenious alternative to obsolete traditions – behold the Weihnachtsrad!

Dec 12, 2011

THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT OR GÖRLI BY NIGHT

In yesterday´s Tatort (for the readers from beyond the Rein and the Oder: the most successful German TV crime series filmed always in the same several chosen cities; also: one … Continue reading

Nov 28, 2011 · 3 Comments

THE HEART OF BERLIN IS IN KREUZBERG

I don´t know where you have been today, but I managed to get into the very thick of it – when cycling around and looking for places which are no … Continue reading

Nov 1, 2011 · 4 Comments

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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MRS FEELGOOD LOOKS IN THE WINDOW

Feel low? Feel sad? Feel lonely? Well, then Kreuzberg is the place to head for. Unless you are very lucky and already here. So should you be low, quickly do … Continue reading

Oct 18, 2011 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: REICHSRAD

Spotted in a courtyard in Lindenstrasse. Pimp up me bike, Hindenburg! +                                      … Continue reading

Oct 14, 2011

I´m Throwing My Arms Around Kreuzberg

It is as predicted lately: wet and cold. Autumn has reached Kreuzberg declaring a meteorological Blitzkrieg. All of a sudden neither Hasenheide nor Viktoriapark nor Landwehrkanal look inviting But even … Continue reading

Oct 12, 2011 · 2 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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: CHANCE ENCOUNTERS WITH THE DEAD

Today in the morning at Bergmannstrasse Cemetary, where I went to add extra three years to my own tombstone one day, I suddenly noticed a very familiar name. Wilhelm Riehmer, … Continue reading

Aug 16, 2011 · 1 Comment

WILLY SAYS IT

One of my favourite Berlin blogs, B LIKE BERLIN, published the following quotation from Willy Brandt today: Diese Scheißer schicken nun wenigstens Patrouillen an die Sektorengrenze, damit die Berliner nicht … Continue reading

Aug 13, 2011

PRINZENBAD BEFORE 1950

That is an aerial picture of the area where today´s Prinzenbad is. The English Gasworks and almost all of its buildings and equipment were rather meticulously bombed by the Allies, … Continue reading

Aug 4, 2011

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BABYFACE

Sometimes when you look up and zoom in you get to see things that would otherwise most certainly escape your attention. Here´s what I have seen today thanks to my … Continue reading

Aug 4, 2011

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BLISS AND APPRECIATION IN HASENHEIDE

Every cloud has a silver lining, every public loo its grateful visitors.

Aug 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Road To Coincidence – Fontanepromenade 15

What a wonderful thing a coincidence is. All of your planning and anticipating and prediciting might go to hell if the circumstances are not right. Something I had been trying … Continue reading

Jun 22, 2011 · 3 Comments

I want to ride my bicycle or do I?

It comes as no surprise that cycling is kind of big in Berlin. The Netherlands can feel its beer-and-currywürst breath well on their neck. But which part of the city … Continue reading

Apr 5, 2011 · 2 Comments

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