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Protected: TODAY IN BERLIN: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUISENSTÄDTISCHER KANAL!

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May 15, 2018 · Enter your password to view comments.

THINGS THAT FLOAT IN THE LANDWEHRKANAL

Ever wondered what sort of things float and swim in the Landwehrkanal – which, by the way, celebrated its 165th birthday a week ago? The answer is, of course, plenty … Continue reading

Sep 10, 2015

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MAY 20th – FELSENDAMM

That streets may sometimes have many names is no secret to anyone. But some of the choices, although worth knowing about, are better forgotten. Please burn after reading. 1937 First … Continue reading

May 21, 2014

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

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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LOW SUN AT HALLESCHES TOR

Spotted from Tempelhofer Ufer, SW 61.

Dec 11, 2013

Protected: YOU ARE HERE: GITSCHINER STRASSE CORNER SEDAN UFER

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Sep 18, 2013 · Enter your password to view comments.

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: JULY 23rd

1845 King Friedrich Wilhelm IV, the man who four years later will reject the title of the Kaiser of the united Germany, lays a cornerstone for a new hospital and … Continue reading

Jul 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Looking at this building I often think that beauty is just a question of putting things in the right light. In the right light even the moloch from Urbanhafen, built … Continue reading

Jun 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

YOU ARE HERE: AROUND MEHRINGPLATZ AD 1757

Here are today´s Mehringplatz, Mehringdamm and Landwehrkanal on a small section of Berlin map published in 1757 and known as Plan de la Ville de Berlin : Capitale de l’Electorat … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

SOME OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS

I have just received a parcel. Brought as always but the extremely surly, sweaty postman who said “hello” to anyone last time somewhere around 1988 and who is fond of … Continue reading

May 8, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: STEEL AND NO MAGNOLIAS

Spotted at Landwehrkanal in Kreuzberg 61.

May 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LAZY DAYS AHEAD

Soon, very soon you will be able to blow up your inflatables and go play the Pirates of the Caribbean on Landwehrkanal in Urbanhafen again. The future is bright:)  

Apr 22, 2013

TODAY IN BERLIN: APRIL 7th – THE 12 STREETS OF KREUZBERG

April 7th, 1839 and 1849 in Berlin witnessed the naming of no fewer than 14 streets and plazas in Berlin-Kreuzberg only. The sometimes old and in several cases newly built roads ceased … Continue reading

Apr 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO

Spotted at Landwehrkanal between Alexandrinenstrasse and Prinzenstrasse last summer…

Mar 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING? HEARD IN PASSING, MORE LIKE IT…

Carl-Herz-Ufer in Kreuzberg is a relatively quiet place. That is, if you don´t count the 786555 dB volume of the happy bathers at  Prinzenbad swimming pool on hot days in … Continue reading

Oct 15, 2012

TODAY ON EARTH: JUNE 2nd

When focusing on the small, one runs a risk of missing the big picture. One should now and then step back and look further. So from the monarchs past – … Continue reading

Jun 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: S.O.S. LADYBIRD

Things that float in the canal…

Jun 1, 2012

A SHIP GOES DOWN OR ON THE RELATIVITY OF DEATH AND MOURNING

One would have to be living on Mars or in a stone-age hut deep in the Naturpark Schorfheide in order not to realise that it has been exactly 100 years … Continue reading

Apr 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: UPPING THE SWANS

It took me a while before I understood that those were not two pointy white plastic sacks floating the the canal.

Jan 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: JANUARY, 24th – DEATH OF PETER JOSEF LENNE

1866 Peter Joseph Lenne, the Lenne, is dead! The man who designed more than 360 parks and gardens, who gave Kreuzberg Generalszug (more about it later this week), Belle-Alliance-Platz (Mehringplatz today), … Continue reading

Jan 23, 2012

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: THE GREEN WALL OF KREUZBERG GOES RED

You cannot miss it – it´s autumn. Previously so green, the wall in the courtyard of the Kreuzberg seat of the Public Health Department (Gesundheitsamt) went “kommie” and caught figurative … Continue reading

Oct 24, 2011

SPOTTED IN PASSING: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN PLAN UFER

A little warning to all those pea-brained drivers who believe their car can be parked anywhere, including bicycle roads, at end of the pavement right in the middle of the … Continue reading

Oct 5, 2011

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SHOCK THE SWAN OR LOVE AT LANDWEHRKANAL

Since the 13th century all mute swans in England have belonged to the King or the Queen. Killing such a bird could cost you a head. So what´d be the … Continue reading

Sep 12, 2011 · 1 Comment

MISTY MORNING IN BERGMANNSTRASSE

I saw this photo yesterday on one of my favourite photography blogs from Berlin: http://jonnywhitlamphotography.com. The photographer managed to capture something quite special: the houses and the trees in the … Continue reading

Aug 28, 2011 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: CHANCE ENCOUNTERS WITH THE DEAD

Today in the morning at Bergmannstrasse Cemetary, where I went to add extra three years to my own tombstone one day, I suddenly noticed a very familiar name. Wilhelm Riehmer, … Continue reading

Aug 16, 2011 · 1 Comment

PRINZENBAD BEFORE 1950

That is an aerial picture of the area where today´s Prinzenbad is. The English Gasworks and almost all of its buildings and equipment were rather meticulously bombed by the Allies, … Continue reading

Aug 4, 2011

SPOTTED IN PASSING: HOW TO DISCOURAGE THEFT

To my “dear” thieves: If you steal more of flower shoots You´ll feel on your butts my boots!

Aug 1, 2011

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BLISS AND APPRECIATION IN HASENHEIDE

Every cloud has a silver lining, every public loo its grateful visitors.

Aug 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

Spotted in Passing: Nostalgie in Nostizstrasse

Jul 13, 2011 · 4 Comments

Underworld

Since it is no longer -20°C outside and you don´t need to dig your way to the nearest Kneipe through neck-deep snow, it´s time to do some cleaning. Others must … Continue reading

Apr 7, 2011

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