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WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES TO TOWN

The timing could not be any better: after several days of forced internet abstinence – hereby we would like to thank our phone and net provider for finally fixing what … Continue reading

Dec 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: GNEISENAUSTRASSE

Jan 26, 2015

STREETCAR NAMED SENSUCHT

Great news: the new Berlin authorities are planning to reintroduce street-trams to what used to be West Berlin – since the late 1960s trams can only be found in the … Continue reading

Jan 21, 2015 · 10 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BIG RED

Spotted in Gneisenaustrasse before the Karnival der Kulturen. That explains the lack of any traffic.

May 26, 2013

NOT DEAD CALM BEFORE THE STORM: THE CARNIVAL OF CULTURES BEGINS!

Exactly this very moment the first floats are rolling out onto the streets and the first dancers are shaking their booties, starting the 2013 Karneval der Kulturen in Kreuzberg. 4,000 … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: NOVEMBER 14 – KONRAD BIESALSKI AND HIS HOUSE FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

1868 It is hard to imagine that at the beginning of the 20th century more than every third child you met in the streets of Berlin would be suffering some form … Continue reading

Nov 15, 2012 · 3 Comments

MARATHON PEOPLE

Berlin Marathon is the only event that I know of that makes everybody smile: the stationary fans (while they are watching, happy that it is not them who has to … Continue reading

Oct 1, 2012 · 4 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BIG LADY

I believe an attractive lady of these proportions needs to be introduced to a wider audience. If you desire to meet her, she can be found in Südstern corner Gneisenaustrasse … Continue reading

Jun 6, 2012

AS I WALKED OUT ONE MORNING or A LOCAL DECLARATION OF LOVE

April might be the cruellest month but on such an April morning like the one I stepped into today, it´s impossible not to rejoice in the fact that you live … Continue reading

Apr 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: HOW NOT TO PARK

Don’t park your four wheels on: zebra crossings, bicycle paths, stone walls or other people. The driver of this car broke the rules and got billed for it. It looked … Continue reading

Mar 4, 2012

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: FEBRUARY 8

Due to a sudden bout of flu or some other nasty pest in our household I am making a little calendar U-turn here. But bear with me: murder is always … Continue reading

Feb 13, 2012

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: JANUARY 29 – THE EXTENDED U7 OPENS

1971 Another stretch of the U7 tube line between Möckernstrasse and Fehrberlinner Platz is opened. It runs the length of 5,3 km and its trains will also stop at the … Continue reading

Jan 30, 2012 · 5 Comments

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

THE MERRY SKATERS OF KREUZBERG

A bit like in David Lynch’s film The Straight Story, when dozens of bikers pass by on a road that, but for the old man and his lawn-mower, is otherwise … Continue reading

Sep 25, 2011 · 2 Comments

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