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AFTER TOTENSONNTAG: A CEMETARY WALK

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

Nov 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

HISTORY IS A MAKE-BELIEVE THING

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

May 19, 2016 · 4 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: ETERNAL LIGHT

Spotted at the Cemeteries Vor Dem Halleschen Tor in Berlin Kreuzberg.

Apr 30, 2015

TODAY IN BERLIN: APRIL 28th, 1945 – THE RED ARMY AT HALLESCHES TOR

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

Apr 28, 2015

BECAUSE I ALWAYS TALK TO STRANGERS

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

Jun 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

YOU ARE HERE: ONE NIGHT AT HALLESCHES TOR

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

Apr 22, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WAITING

Spotted at the U1 station at Hallesches Tor in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Apr 9, 2014

GO WEST! Kreuzberg tour this weekend

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

Apr 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

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: SPRING SHOTS

Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Mar 6, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LOW SUN AT HALLESCHES TOR

Spotted from Tempelhofer Ufer, SW 61.

Dec 11, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LONELY SMOKE

Spotted in Tempelhofer Ufer (seen from U-Bahn Station Hallesches Tor) in Kreuzberg 61.

Nov 14, 2013

YOU ARE HERE: THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY

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

Sep 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

BOOK OF THE MONTH: MICHAEL HUGHES´ “INSIDE KREUZBERG”

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

Aug 16, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: OVER THE BRIDGE

Spotted on Hallesches-Tor-Brücke (old Belle-Alliance-Brücke) in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Jun 20, 2013

BERLIN STREETS 1900-1914

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

May 31, 2013

GET YOUR SOAP BOX AND GO – SEIFENKISTENRENNEN IN KREUZBERG

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

May 26, 2013

TRAINS GO – A SHORT FILM ABOUT STAMMSTRECKE

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

Apr 15, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: FOGGY HALLESCHES TOR

Mar 27, 2013

YOU ARE HERE: LONG-GONE ENTRANCE TO THE U-BAHNHOF HALLESCHES TOR

 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

Mar 27, 2013 · 6 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: SCHLEIERMACHERSTRASSE

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

Mar 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

THE ROSE UNDER ANY OTHER NAME OR THE DEMISE OF BERLIN 1936-1945

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

Feb 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: YESTERDAY´S NEWS

Spotted in Mehringplatz, Friedrichstrasse 1-2 in Kreuzberg 61.

Feb 10, 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

CHRISTMAS IN KREUZBERG

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

Dec 24, 2012

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

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: AUGUST 18

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

Aug 27, 2012

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: JANUARY, 19th

1924 In Berlin a new tramway-line, number 191, opened its steel arms to welcome grateful passengers. It spanned proud 14.2 km between Görlitzer Bahnhof (one of the main railway stations in pre-war Berlin, … Continue reading

Jan 19, 2012 · 4 Comments

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