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IRMA’S CAMERA: BERLIN IN JULY 1953

Irma Luise was a well-to-do American and an amateur photographer who arrived in West Berlin in July 1953. Her camera, loaded with Kodachrome film, allowed her to capture street scenes … Continue reading

Dec 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

​CHRISTMAS IN BERLIN: DAY 3

This little boy carrying a Christmas tree was photographed by Willy Römer in December 1920. Perhaps even in Kreuzberg where the photographer lived at the time in a small flat … Continue reading

Dec 20, 2017

ALL THE BEAUTIFUL BRANDENBURGER GATES

Here´s another online treasure trove full of images of #Berlin´s best known historical site, #BrandenburgGate. The project is part of the Open Educational Resources platform whose aim it is to … Continue reading

Nov 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

BERLIN NOW AND THEN

Berlin´s best local daily, “Berliner Morgenpost“, continue their fascinating photo-series “Berlin Now and Then”. Here are some wonderful colour images of well-known Berlin spots: as they were and as they are. … Continue reading

Mar 24, 2016

BACK TO THE PAST AND THEN BACK AGAIN

Berliner Morgenpost, our favourite local newspaper, did it again! Here is another chapter in the their absolutely unsurpassed visual chronicle of the city of Berlin. This time it is about pre-WWII … Continue reading

Feb 26, 2016

WAITING FOR THE BOMBS TO RAIN

Anti-air-raid drill carried out in Bergmannkiez in Kreuzberg in March 1935: here a photo taken at Marheinekeplatz, with Passionskirche belfry in the top-right corner. The corner house on the right … Continue reading

Nov 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

THREE BEFORE THE SIEGESSÄULE

This wonderful vintage photo, taken some time in the 1920s, captured the building of Reichstag, the German Parliament, in the background and the Siegessäule, the Victory Column, at its pre-1938 … Continue reading

Oct 20, 2015

TRIPPING THE LIGHT FANTASTIC: MAX MISSMANN´S SAUSAGE SELLER

Today one of our favourite old Berlin photos made by the excellent Berlin photographer Max Missmann in the Lustgarten next to the old Royal Palace. It shows a little travelling … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

HAPPY MARCH 20th, 2015!

The solar eclipse that is about to begin over the northern hemisphere has been keeping Berlin on its toes for the past couple of days. The eclipse-watching sunglasses (which, just … Continue reading

Mar 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

PHOTOGRAPHY ON A SILVER PLATE

Organised by the Europeana in co-operation with the excellent Daguerrobase Project, this fantastic virtual exhibition “shows the faces, places and histories of the nineteenth century and looks at the revolution made by photography … Continue reading

Feb 25, 2015

SPOTTED BY ERIC FISCHER

Eric Fischer´s digital visualisation project based on processing photographic images from the world metropoles and sorting them into two groups: made by locals and made by non-locals (tourists), has produced … Continue reading

Feb 19, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STRASSE

Dec 19, 2014

Drawn by Light – Historic Photography Exhibition in London

Lieutenant Colonel Mervyn O´Gorman, an Irish born British photographer, took this picture of his daughter Christina 101 years ago. It was made using the Autochrome process, an early colour process, … Continue reading

Dec 2, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: RAIN OVER THE PLEASURE GARDENS

Here is a photo taken waiting for the rain at Berlin´s Lustgarten (Berlin-Mitte) where in the case of a real downpour one can seek shelter at Berliner Dom or alternatively get … Continue reading

Aug 7, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE LANDING OF THE SPACE INVADER

Spotted in Mariannenstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Jul 17, 2014

POETRY CORNER or UPON RETURNING TO BERLIN-KREUZBERG

The photo below, taken in the woods far out in Brandenburg inspired a little memory jog involving a truly great poem. And so while the whole world seemed to be … Continue reading

Jun 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: IT´S ALL SO QUIET

Spotted in Grimmstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Jun 18, 2014

THINGS TO DO WHILE IN BIG B

Here are some things to do if in Berlin this week – check out our listings for this coming weekend and beyond. With a special recommendation: Max Missmann exhibition at … Continue reading

May 30, 2014

ROLLING THROUGH GÖRLI

Since the latest measures to curb drug-dealing kicked in and the policemen and policewomen can be seen doing their beat through the park on regular basis, Görlitzer Park looks astoundingly … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BERLIN IN 1973

It could be 1873, really…

May 9, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BIRDS ON A WIRE

Spotted in Dieffenbachstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

May 7, 2014

SPOTTED IN HISTORY: MARTIN GROPIUS BAU

1988: MARTIN GROPIUS BAU AND THE AREA OF TODAY´S TOPOGRAPHIE DES TERRORS BETWEEN WILHELMSTRASSE AND STRESEMANNSTRASSE IN KREUZBERG (WHERE THE NAZI GOVERNMENTAL BUILDINGS STOOD BEFORE WW2). Photo by the great … Continue reading

May 7, 2014

DER WOLF WITH A CAMERA

Oh, we do know a good photo when we see one and here we saw a-plenty of them: Martin Wolf´s photo series from May 1st celebrations in Kreuzberg. Found through … Continue reading

May 5, 2014

A LITTLE THING ON THE SIDE

Here´s a little thing I´ve been having with Facebook on the side. Hope you will like it. https://www.facebook.com/TheFlaneuse

Apr 30, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: ROW THE BOAT

Spotted in Dieffenbachstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Apr 29, 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: 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

HOW DO YOU KNOW IT IS SPRING IN BERLIN

It´s simple: either you step outside and get drunk on the beautiful warm fresh air OR you look at the pictures below – a foolproof sign that it is Springtime … Continue reading

Mar 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE HIGH-FLYER

THE HIGH-FLYER (spotted in Heinrich-Heine-Platz in Kreuzberg SO 36)

Mar 2, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BALKON VORM SOMMER

Although these balconies in Blücherstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg still need to be made fit for the summer, they are a fascinating and pretty obsolete view in the new, well-polished Berlin. I … Continue reading

Feb 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MY LITTLE PONY

Spotted in the middle of Moritzplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Feb 18, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: NEW LAND

Despite my apparent “total, utter and complete” Kreuzbergophilia, I do venture out of SW61/SO36 to enjoy the beauty of many other corners of the city, too. And although the air … Continue reading

Feb 16, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BLING-BLING

Spotted in Rahel-Varnhagen-Promenade in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Feb 13, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: RESERVED

Good seats are hard to get during Berlinale. Book early and book fast:) Spotted in Blücherstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Feb 3, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: AXEL-SPRINGER-HAUS

Spotted in Linden- corner Rudi-Dutschke-Strasse (formerly known as Kochstrasse) in Berlin-Kreuzberg.  

Jan 18, 2014

Spotted in passing: Mr Hitchcock´s Most Gripping Picture

Spotted in Oranienstrasse corner Alte Jakobstrasse in Kreuzberg 61. About the exhibition: Barbara Klemm, one of the best contemporary German photographers and the woman who had them all before her … Continue reading

Dec 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

THE MAN BEHIND THE CAMERA – FRED STEIN EXHIBITION AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM

Storm is brewing over Berlin today. With wind blowing down its streets at up to 100 km/h possibly even for the next couple of days, it might be a good … Continue reading

Dec 5, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LONELY SMOKE

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

Nov 14, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WINTERGARTEN CIRCUS BY UMBO

Umbo (Otto Umbehr) took this picture of the acrobats at Berlin Winter Garden show somewhere around 1932. Umbehr, a former Bauhaus student and a follower of Johannes Ittens became interested … Continue reading

Nov 6, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MONA WAS IN KREUZBERG

Spotted in Fraenkelufer in SO36.

Sep 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WINDY IN KREUZBERG

Spotted in Marheinekeplatz, Kreuzberg 61.

Aug 23, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MEIN MILLJÖH

Spotted in Urbanstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Mein Milljöh by Heinrich Zille is one of the most faithful representations of the life in Berlin at the end of the 19th and the … Continue reading

Jun 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: EXCHANGE PLACE BY BERENICE ABBOTT

Another example of turning a beast into a beauty using nothing else but “tricks with smoke and mirrors”. New York is one of those overwhelming places where some streets seem … Continue reading

Jun 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

BERLIN´S OWN: ALFRED EISENSTAEDT

This legendary picture of Marlene Dietrich was made by a German-American photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt who left Berlin to escape the Nazis and went on to become one of the best … Continue reading

Jun 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE SUPERNOVA

Spotted at Nachbarschaftshaus Urbanstrasse, the former officers´ casino of the Garde-Pionier troops from Blücherstrasse barracks.

May 29, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: STEEL AND NO MAGNOLIAS

Spotted at Landwehrkanal in Kreuzberg 61.

May 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LATTE TO GO

Spotted at Wrangelbrunnen in Grimmstrasse in Kreuzberg 61.

May 3, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: IT´S IN THE TREES, IT´S COMING

Still hoping for that spring to come. Spotted in Kleine Parkstrasse in Kreuzberg 61 (more about the street in the following post).  

Apr 10, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: FOGGY HALLESCHES TOR

Mar 27, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: I ❤ SUMMER

Spotted in Berlin-Kreuzberg in Schönleinstrasse.

Mar 17, 2013 · 6 Comments

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