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TODAY IN BERLIN: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BETHANIENHAUS AT MARIANNENPLATZ!

On October 10, 1847 – exactly 170 years ago today – one of Berlin´s oldest hospitals and Kreuzberg´s most famous squatter site (now an art and culture centre), Bethanien Krankenhaus, … Continue reading

Oct 10, 2017 · 3 Comments

BERLIN QUOTE

“A travelling Australian feels disappointed in Paris and Rome but in Berlin he finds the Melbourne of the continent.” (from the “Imperial Review”, 1883)      

Aug 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BERLIN IN 1973

It could be 1873, really…

May 9, 2014

YOU ARE HERE: UNDER THE U1

This photo was taken today under the freshly renovated U1 viaduct in Gitschiner Strasse. The place looks again like a long, long time ago: The difference between these two images is some … Continue reading

Apr 28, 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

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: OCTOBER 27th – KIRCHE ZUM HEILIGEN KREUZ VOR DEM HALLESCHEN THORE IN BERLIN

Should you have been looking for His Majesty Kaiser Wilhelm II and his lovely spouse, Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria on October 27th 1888, then the surest way to find them would … Continue reading

Oct 28, 2013

YOU ARE HERE: URBANHAFEN

Urbanhafen under construction in 1892-1895.

Sep 10, 2013

RE-PLAY: THE AMAZING STORY OF JOHANN FRIEDRICH DANNENBERG FROM KÖPENICKER STRASSE

This is a re-posted text from last year and part of the series Today in Kreuzberg. Because it is April again and because the story is very much worth knowing … Continue reading

Apr 4, 2013

TOMORROW IN KREUZBERG OR THE DAYS AT THE MUSEUM

From tomorrow, the 12th of December, on my posting on this blog might – but does not necessarily need to – become more irregular and distracted. Less time for research … Continue reading

Dec 11, 2012 · 4 Comments

THE INVISIBLE MOTHER

Now and then during my never-ending search for information about Kreuzberg, Berlin and some 5564763 other things I find worthy of spending time learning about, I stumble upon something that … Continue reading

Sep 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: DUSK IN THE CITY

The name of my favourite time of the day happens to be just as beautiful as the time itself: the blue hour or l’heure bleue is this magical moment between … Continue reading

Aug 27, 2012 · 4 Comments

THE WALLS OF KREUZBERG

As far as photography goes, my enthusiasm is in direct and reverted ratio to my skills – I am keen and I am trigger-happy (which I believe explains the presence … Continue reading

Aug 13, 2012

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: APRIL 22nd – THE SYNAGOGUE IN FRAENKELUFER

1959 On the eve of one of the most important Jewish holidays, Pessach (Passover), in the afternoon, the orthodox synagogue in Fraenkelufer holds its re-opening ceremony. Designed by Alexander Beer … Continue reading

Apr 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

HISTORY GOES UNDERGROUND

U-Bahn or underground stations in Kreuzberg are not pretty. Gneisenaustrasse might be the Traffic Central for the hub of coolness otherwise known as Bergmannkiez, but you could hardly describe it … Continue reading

Nov 7, 2011 · 3 Comments

FROSTY IN KREUZBERG

This photo was taken four days ago at 8.12 AM, when the first frost was to be seen in the morning. Our heating has been on since then although we … Continue reading

Oct 19, 2011

THE BEAUTIFUL FACES OF KREUZBERG

How many times have you walked down the street without actually looking up and around? Of course, sauntering is a luxury of the retired, of the financially secure who do … Continue reading

Oct 4, 2011

HANDMAID´S TALE OR GO TO SLEEP LITTLE GIRL

Since we moved in some three years ago I have been praising our flat for numerous things: generous size; not too dark, not too bright; with ceilings I am not … Continue reading

Aug 10, 2011 · 4 Comments

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

The Road To Coincidence – Fontanepromenade 15

What a wonderful thing a coincidence is. All of your planning and anticipating and prediciting might go to hell if the circumstances are not right. Something I had been trying … Continue reading

Jun 22, 2011 · 3 Comments

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