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
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
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
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
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
It might Canoe and Boat Season again but wait until the summer is over:-)
Spotted under the U1 elevated line in Gitschiner Strasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.
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
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
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
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
Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
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
Spotted in Planufer, Kreuzberg SW.
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
Spotted from Tempelhofer Ufer, SW 61.
Spotted in Tempelhofer Ufer (seen from U-Bahn Station Hallesches Tor) in Kreuzberg 61.
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Urbanhafen under construction in 1892-1895.
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
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
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
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
Spotted on Hallesches-Tor-Brücke (old Belle-Alliance-Brücke) in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
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
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
Spotted at Landwehrkanal in Kreuzberg 61.
Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Kreuzberg 61.
Spotted last Friday in Urbanhafen in Kreuzberg.
Spotted at Landwehrkanal in Planufer in Kreuzberg 61.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is this song not simply loverly? And just perfect for a sunny September afternoon while cycling at the old Luisenstädtische Kanal… Shirley Horn.
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
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
I wish to apologise for the small technical problem with the previous post – this was the very first time I attempted uploading a video via my smartphone and it … Continue reading