Did you know that no fewer than 28 members of the Mendelssohn family are buried at one of the old cemeteries between Mehringdamm, Zossener Straße, Blücherstraße and Baruther Straße in … Continue reading
Following the posts published on this blog yesterday – they introduced “the mystery” of the broken columns lining the street between U-Bhf Hallesches Tor and today´s Mehringplatz – and a … Continue reading
Spotted at the Cemeteries Vor Dem Halleschen Tor in Berlin Kreuzberg.
This original film recording was made outside the U-Bahn station Hallesches Tor and at Belle-Alliance-Platz (Mehringplatz today) most probably on April 28th, 1945 after the 7th Guards Tank Division fighting under … Continue reading
Passing through the Friedhöfe Vor Dem Halleschen Tor (cemeteries between Mehringdamm, Zossener-, Blücher- and Baruther Strasse, I was stopped by a happily round gentleman who was keen on telling me … Continue reading
Here is a rare photo of the Hochbahn (elevated U-Bahn line) viaduct in Berlin-Kreuzberg used by the line U1 today. It was taken late at night on October 11th, 1928 … Continue reading
Spotted at the U1 station at Hallesches Tor in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
It is almost Sunday again – if you don´t know how to spend your day off, here´s an idea: join me and a small group of others at 11 AM … 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
Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Spotted from Tempelhofer Ufer, SW 61.
Spotted in Tempelhofer Ufer (seen from U-Bahn Station Hallesches Tor) in Kreuzberg 61.
Königliche Sternwarte (Royal Observatory) built “am Halleschen Thor” (at the Gate to Halle) in 1832-1835 and designed by Berlin´s über-architect, Karl Friedrich Schinkel. The building was demolished in August 1913 … Continue reading
Many have that dream: to be at the centre of events, inside the group and within the walls. Well, Michael Hughes, British photographer who by coincidence found himself living in … Continue reading
Spotted on Hallesches-Tor-Brücke (old Belle-Alliance-Brücke) in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
The images might often be shaky and out of focus but what they show was steady and sharp: Berlin in the years leading to the 1st World War. The city … Continue reading
Seifenkistenrennen or Soap Box Derby has a long tradition in Kreuzberg. Between July 16th, 1949 and today there have been 54 occasions for home-made vehicles to start their four-wheeled downhill … Continue reading
Here is a wonderful albeit very very short film found on the page of “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” presenting the original images of the so called Stammstrecke – the first, overground … Continue reading
U-Bahnhof station Hallesches Tor on the overground (in Kreuzberg) U1 Line is one of the oldest U-Bahn stations in Berlin. Opened on February 18th, 1902 it was designed by two … Continue reading
The purpose of this new series of posts about Berlin-Kreuzberg is to present places in the borough as they were and as they are today. Accompanying texts will explain more … Continue reading
As a follow-up to last year´s post about the air-raids that destroyed Southern Friedrichstadt and Luisenstadt areas of Kreuzberg on February 3, 1945, here are two films found on YouTube … Continue reading
Spotted in Mehringplatz, Friedrichstrasse 1-2 in Kreuzberg 61.
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
Having almost missed the “deadline” for this year´s Christmas, I am particularly happy to wish you all very merry (and if you are in Berlin a tad wet. and cold… … 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
For that day, which happens to be the birthday of my first Lovely Son (and Heir) as well of my Lovely Mother for whom the former was the greatest birthday … Continue reading