U-Bahnhof “Prinzenstrasse” shortly before its opening around 1902 with both original entrances – Wittig´s tower-like staircase and the ramp entering the house in Gitschiner Strasse 71 – as well as … Continue reading
Here is a fascinating image of the “U-Bahnhof Prinzenstrasse” painted in 1986 by a wonderful Palestinian and Berlin-based artist, Ibrahim Hazimeh. The southern entrance to the station was replaced in … Continue reading
Spotted in Gitschiner Strasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
This photo was taken today under the freshly renovated U1 viaduct in Gitschiner Strasse. The place looks again like a long, long time ago: The difference between these two images is some … Continue reading
Spittelmarkt, Berlin-Mitte, 1909 (photo: Waldemar Titzenthaler) A stunning photo of one of the most interesting and most busy Berlin streets and squares before WW2 – gone entirely afterwards. Two elements … Continue reading
Courtesy of the author Mortimer Slomo.
This photo – which some of our readers already know – was taken on October 20th, 2012 from almost the same spot as the one in the previous post. What … Continue reading
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Here are three images of the Verwaltungsgebäude of the old hospital Am Urban. Today it is a residential building which can be seen from the garden of the new Urban … Continue reading
Prinzenstrasse station of Stammstrecke (U1 today) and the Imperial Continental Gas Association in Gitschiner Strasse in the summer of 1902 There are people who say that vintage postcards are messages … Continue reading
Here are four images of the same section of the U1 viaduct in Gitschiner Strasse: all taken under the overhead U-Bahn line between the stations of Prinzenstrasse and Hallesches Tor. … Continue reading
Under the U1 viaduct in Gitschiner Strasse – the section of the line is currently being renovated. The 8.8km long U1 line runs between Warschauer Strasse in Berlin-Friedrichshain through Kreuzberg, … Continue reading
Spotted today in Gitschiner Strasse – burning tyres under the U1 viaduct.
Simple quotes are the best. And almost always the truest. What I heard once while watching the British crime-series Luther (there, now you know where all my life wisdom comes … Continue reading
Not a trace is left of the place which is the topic of today´s post. Its garden was long replaced with a big street and some high-rises. But with a … Continue reading
First a word of explanation: there is a good reason why the text for this post is not at its beginning but serves as its tail. I do not know … Continue reading
It is a relatively long distance from Kotti to Prinzenstrasse – 896 metres to be exact. Originally the overground train line used to run over a water road intersecting it … Continue reading
I admit, Kottbusser Tor is my least favourite U1 station. It might even be my least favourite station in Berlin as such. It´s not the station´s fault – the place … Continue reading
Spotted under the U1 viaduct on the crossing Gitschiner/Zossener/Lindenstrasse. The woman on the left was wearing a black burqa while the one on the right was from a different world … Continue reading
The begining of September was traditionally the time of the so called Herbstparade – autumn military parade which would be a Prussian equivalent of Trooping The Colours. And although the … Continue reading
Today is a scorcher. It is 30 degrees Celsius outside and not much less inside (a sad consequence of not keeping one´s windows closed in this heat). What helps when … Continue reading