In Berlin everything smells of coal smoke and fallen leaves – some of the best scents in the world. So have a beautiful autumn Friday and remember: time to get … Continue reading
Spotted in Grimmstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Spotted in Dieffenbachstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
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
The next section of Kreuzberg line of U1: from Schlesisches Tor to the 3rd station, Görlitzer Bahnhof. Until 1926 “U-Bahnhof Görlitzer Bahnhof” – named after one of the big Berlin … Continue reading
Owning a camera, a good camera has a wonderful effect on one´s perception. You do notice more things than you otherwise would simply because you are – subconsciously – in … Continue reading
Nothing of what you can see in this photo was in any way manipulated – I came out of the copy shop in Diffenbachstrasse, took three steps towards my bike, … Continue reading
1933 On March, 11th the Jewish doctors and registrars (junior doctors) working at the 3rd Municipal Hospital Am Urban are attacked, beaten up and banned from ever returning to their … Continue reading
1910 Hermann Blankenstein (actually, Hermann Wilhelm Albert Blankenstein), an architect, dies in Berlin. Without him the borough of Kreuzberg would certainly not be what it is and surely not what … Continue reading
In 1862 the concept of Valentine´s Day did not even exist – people were busy doing other, usually useful things. Like donating their whole wealth to finance the building of … Continue reading
The old Hospital Am Urban in Grimmstrasse. Here the former chapel seen from both sides of the street and from both perspectives just as beautiful. The inscription above the entrance … Continue reading
Spotted in Graefestrasse before it started snowing&raining so heavily that most probably none of this is left any more or is warped beyond recognition. Which does not change the fact … Continue reading
I am smitten. And you will be, too. By the way, spotted Kreuzberg in the clip?
Winter, even as mild as this one, does not exactly encourage you to go outside and roam the streets with the camera ready to shoot the beautiful, the interesting or … Continue reading
(Let me start with a little correction here: not sushi, but onigiri. The difference, Wikipedia tells me, being in rice: sushi is prepared using vinegared rice whilst onigiri requires just … Continue reading
Radio Eins is probably the only Berlin radio station I can count on playing songs that would make my middle-aged heart jump and pogo all around the room. Pogo being … Continue reading
Car-parking system in a Graefekiez courtyard – known as “lift&slide” it has a marvellously calming effect upon those contemplating the cars being parked or released from their little metal boxes. … Continue reading
Oh, shame! The event of the week went by almost unnoticed on our private little hospital ward for kids with Bad Stomach Bugs (watch out, it spreads like fresh gossip … Continue reading
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
It is not right to post somebody´s image without asking them for their permission first (food for thought, Facebook!). Normally, I avoid photographing people, not to mention sharing those photos … Continue reading
How many times have you walked down the street without actually looking up and around? Of course, sauntering is a luxury of the retired, of the financially secure who do … Continue reading
We have been collectively blessed with the most stunning summer weather this autumn in Kreuzberg. It would be a pity not to have captured it for those days when the … Continue reading
Since we moved in some three years ago I have been praising our flat for numerous things: generous size; not too dark, not too bright; with ceilings I am not … Continue reading
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