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SPOTTED IN PASSING: AUTUMN IN BERLIN

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

Sep 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: IT´S ALL SO QUIET

Spotted in Grimmstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Jun 18, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BIRDS ON A WIRE

Spotted in Dieffenbachstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

May 7, 2014

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

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

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

Nov 30, 2012 · 4 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SMILE, YOU ARE IN KREUZBERG

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

Jul 31, 2012

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LOST IN THE CITY

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

Jul 12, 2012

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MARCH 11 – THE NAZIS TAKE OVER KRANKENHAUS AM URBAN

1933 On March 11th Jewish doctors and registrars (junior doctors) working at the 3rd Municipal Hospital Am Urban in Kreuzberg were attacked, beaten up and banned from ever returning to … Continue reading

Mar 14, 2012 · 13 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MARCH 6 – HERMANN BLANKENSTEIN

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

Mar 12, 2012 · 5 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: FEBRUARY 14 – THE LAST WILL OF ELEONORE BESCHORT

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

Feb 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SAVOIR VIVRE FOR REAL ESTATE SHARKS

Feb 10, 2012

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE IMPERISHABLE

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

Feb 10, 2012 · 16 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MAILBOXES, MAILBOXES

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

Jan 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: RUMER

I am smitten. And you will be, too. By the way, spotted Kreuzberg in the clip?

Jan 17, 2012

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MORE BEAUTIFUL FACES OF KREUZBERG

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

Jan 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

RICE UP, YER PEOPLE OF KREUZBERG! or SUSHI AT U-BAHNHOF SCHÖNLEINSTRASSE

(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

Dec 16, 2011

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: THORN IN THE SIDE, STILL HAPPY

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

Nov 23, 2011

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LIFT&SLIDE, ANYONE?

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

Nov 21, 2011

THE LONG NIGHT OF FLAT PROMISES

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

Oct 27, 2011

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: OUR LADY OF THE BRIDGE

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

Oct 25, 2011 · 2 Comments

THE BEAUTIFUL FACES OF KREUZBERG

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

Oct 4, 2011

KREUZBERG MORNINGS OR SUMMER IN AUTUMN

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

Oct 4, 2011

HANDMAID´S TALE RETURNS: MAID IN ENGLAND

If there exists a German film or TV series depicting the life of servants and their employers in, say, Kaiser´s Reich, then I still have to find it. It just … Continue reading

Aug 15, 2011

HANDMAID´S TALE OR GO TO SLEEP LITTLE GIRL

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

Aug 10, 2011 · 4 Comments

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

What you don´t see when you don´t look

  I have no idea how many times walked up and down Lilienthalstrasse, past the Catholic church of St. Joseph and the silent beauty of the cemetery next door. In … Continue reading

Apr 13, 2011

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