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U-BAHNHOF PRINZENSTRASSE IN THE EARLY 1900s

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

Nov 18, 2015

YOU ARE HERE: U-BAHNHOF PRINZENSTRASSE

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

Nov 18, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: NOTHING BUT RUBBISH ON TV…

Spotted in Gitschiner Strasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Apr 14, 2015

YOU ARE HERE: UNDER THE U1

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

Apr 28, 2014

YOU ARE HERE: SPITTELMARKT, BERLIN-MITTE

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

Mar 23, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: RAIN IN GITSCHINER STRASSE

Courtesy of the author Mortimer Slomo.

Nov 11, 2013

YOU ARE (STILL) HERE: GITSCHINER STRASSE CORNER ZOSSENER BRÜCKE

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

Sep 18, 2013

Protected: YOU ARE HERE: GITSCHINER STRASSE CORNER SEDAN UFER

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YOU ARE HERE: KRANKENHAUS AM URBAN THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

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

Jun 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: PRINZEN- CORNER GITSCHINER STRASSE

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

Apr 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: GITSCHINER STRASSE

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

Mar 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

UNDER THE VIADUCT: GITSCHINER STRASSE

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

Mar 17, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: JUST ONE OF THOSE MORNINGS

Spotted today in Gitschiner Strasse – burning tyres under the U1 viaduct.

Feb 14, 2013

EVERYTHING IS SOMEWHERE: FRAUEN-SIECHENANSTALT IN GITSCHINER STRASSE

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

Jan 20, 2013

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: DECEMBER 16th – FRAUEN-SICHENANSTALT GITSCHINERSTRASSE

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

Jan 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

UP AND AWAY WITH U1: FROM PRINZENSTRASSE TO HALLESCHES TOR

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

Dec 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

UP AND AWAY WITH U1: FROM KOTTBUSSER TOR TO PRINZENSTRASSE

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

Dec 3, 2012

UP AND AWAY WITH U1: FROM GÖRLITZER BAHNHOF TO KOTTBUSSER TOR

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

Dec 1, 2012

SPOTTED IN PASSING: TWO WORLDS BLENDING

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

Nov 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SPIDERMAN WAS HERE

Oct 24, 2012

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: SEPTMEBER 2

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

Sep 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: AUGUST 15 – GUSTAV NIEMANN´S HAT VENTILATION

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

Aug 21, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: DEPECHE MODE

It pays to go back to your favourite but forgotten songs. It pays to listen to old cassettes (yes, those) and old CDs again. And it pays to search through … Continue reading

Aug 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

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