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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.

“TEMPLARS, BUNKERS AND PRUSSIAN GLORY”: A DIGITAL WALK WITH KREUZBERGED THROUGH HER NEIGHOURHOOD

Dear Berlin Fans in Berlin and Beyond! The deed is done: yours truly decided it was time for her to jump onto the digital wave so successfully ridden by others. … Continue reading

Dec 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

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: WINDCHILL

The frozen-over Landwehrkanal under the Thielenbrücke connecting Neukölln and Kreuzberg between Glogauer Strasse and Pannierstrasse. The name of the bridge commemorates Karl von Thielen, Prussian Secretary of State for Public … Continue reading

Jan 7, 2016

YOU ARE HERE: ORANIENPLATZ IN 1906

Here is a little more detailed description of the historic image included in our previous post – considering the great interest it awoke, it is very much worth explaining a … Continue reading

Oct 8, 2015

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

SPOTTED IN PASSING. LAST AUTUMN AT THE LANDWEHRKANAL

It might Canoe and Boat Season again but wait until the summer is over:-)  

Jun 16, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE 10th WONDER

Spotted under the U1 elevated line in Gitschiner Strasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.

Apr 19, 2015

YOU ARE HERE: BRACHVOGELSTRASSE AT THE CANAL

  Here´s the path at Landwehrkanal running along the dead “arm” of Brachvogelstrasse in the direction of Waterloo Brücke. It was only after the WW2 that this small section of … Continue reading

Jun 16, 2014

DIPPING A BIRD – NEW SEASON AT PRINZENBAD

Just for the record, one of the best and definitely the most interesting outdoor swimming pool in Berlin has just opened for the season! Big “Yay!” to Prinzenbad, everybody! For … Continue reading

May 7, 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

YOU ARE HERE: WATERLOO UFER 5-7

When WW2 swept over Berlin in its final salto mortale in the early 1945 and when hurled tens of thousands of bombs onto the houses and their inhabitants, the old … Continue reading

Apr 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SPRING SHOTS

Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Mar 6, 2014

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: FEBRUARY 18th – THE DEATH OF EDUARD LÜRSSEN

1891 Some time between 5 and 6 PM on February 18th, 1891 in Berlin a famous and widely respected sculptor Professor Eduard Lürssen fails to go on his daily walk. … Continue reading

Feb 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: NOT SO BLEAK MIDWINTER

Spotted in Planufer, Kreuzberg SW.

Jan 21, 2014

YOU ARE HERE: GÖRLITZER BAHN BRÜCKE

Hard to believe but this rather sparsely furnished landscape is one of the busiest Berlin neighbourhoods today. According to the statistics, at the end of 2010 there were some 12,164 … Continue reading

Jan 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

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

Protected: YOU ARE HERE: GITSCHINER STRASSE CORNER SEDAN UFER

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

YOU ARE HERE: URBANHAFEN

Urbanhafen under construction in 1892-1895.

Sep 10, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LAST MORNING ON ADMIRALSBRÜCKE

Aug 30, 2013

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

THE FLAME IS OUT – FAREWELL TO FESTSAAL KREUZBERG

One of the first useful things to learn when you are young is that nothing ever stays the same and all is in the state of flux. Once you leave … Continue reading

Jul 25, 2013

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

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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: OVER THE BRIDGE

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

Jun 20, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: OUR DREAMS IN BÖCKLERPARK

This often overlooked and hardly known sculpture in Böcklerpark on the northern bank of Urbanhafen at the canal in Kreuzberg 61 was made in 1989 by an acclaimed Turkish artist … Continue reading

Jun 3, 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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: STEEL AND NO MAGNOLIAS

Spotted at Landwehrkanal in Kreuzberg 61.

May 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LITTLE RED SPRAYING HOOD

Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Kreuzberg 61.

May 6, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: DINGHY-FEELING

Spotted last Friday in Urbanhafen in Kreuzberg.

Apr 29, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: GONE SWIMMING

Spotted at Landwehrkanal in Planufer in Kreuzberg 61.

Apr 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: PRINZEN- CORNER GITSCHINER STRASSE

Prinzenstrasse station of Stammstrecke (U1 today) and the Imperial Continental Gas Association in Gitschiner Strasse in the summer of 1902 There are people who say that vintage postcards are messages … Continue reading

Apr 16, 2013 · 2 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

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

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: DECEMBER 21st – TEMPELHERRENSTRASSE

1868 If you don´t know Tempelherrenstrasse in Kreuzberg 10961 then I can only say: “Why?!” This might be the prettiest street this borough has to offer – and I am … Continue reading

Jan 17, 2013 · 4 Comments

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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE WHITE ARMADA

Spotted three days ago at Urbanhafen in Kreuzberg: the swans followed the only navigable opening in the ice at the canal, made by a boat that had just passed by.

Dec 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

UP AND AWAY WITH U1: MÖCKERNBRÜCKE TO GLEISDREIECK

Gleisdreieck is the 7th (counting from  Oberbaumbrücke) and the last of U1 stations in Kreuzberg (out of 13 stations altogether which continue through Schöneberg to Charlottenburg). It is also the … Continue reading

Dec 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

UP AND AWAY WITH U1: welcome to the time machine

I found those two films on YouTube service, looking for anything about U1. Both films were filmed from the front of the train but only one was originally a digital … Continue reading

Dec 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE FOG

Nothing is as beautiful and at the same time as magically spooky as the fog. Today it has been hanging over Kreuzberg from early in the morning until sunset. In … Continue reading

Nov 15, 2012 · 3 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: DRAWN BY THE LIGHT

A filming crew in Kreuzberg unintentionally produced this effect. What might seem like a sunset is a powerful spotlight they plugged in in the morning. You could have found all … Continue reading

Oct 27, 2012

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 IN KREUZBERG: SEPTEMBER 14th – Reichenberger Strasse

1873 Strasse Nr. 52, Abt. I des Bebauungsplanes (otherwise known as Hobrecht Plan of 1862) is given its name: Reichenberger Strasse. The western end of the street is actually an … Continue reading

Oct 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: RED AUTUMN IN KREUZBERG

It is here…

Oct 1, 2012

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: SEPTMEBER 2

The begining of September was traditionally the time of the so called Herbstparade – autumn military parade which would be a Prussian equivalent of Trooping The Colours. And although the … Continue reading

Sep 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: SHIRLEY HORN

Is this song not simply loverly? And just perfect for a sunny September afternoon while cycling at the old Luisenstädtische Kanal… Shirley Horn.

Sep 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

A MOMENT OF KREUZBERG: BERLIN OLYMPICS PROPAGANDA FILM

Some time ago I happened to be watching this film online, taking in every image that was played before me. Back then, however, I could hardly recognize Friedrichstrasse – it … Continue reading

Sep 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SUMMER IS A-LEAVING

Today was a beautiful day: still hot but already smelling of leaves and of the autumn water in Landwehrkanal. Here is my impression of what was very likely the last … Continue reading

Sep 11, 2012

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