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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

Protected: ACHTUNG, ACHTUNG! HIER SPRICHT BERLIN! STORY OF THE FIRST GERMAN RADIO BROADCAST

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Oct 29, 2018

FROM PICCADILLY TO VATERLAND: THE STORY OF ONE HAUS AND ITS MANY NAMES

Did you know that the legendary Berlin entertainment venue, Haus Vaterland, which used to stand on the corner of Köthener Straße and Stresemannstraße in the old borough of Berlin-Kreuzberg, was … Continue reading

Dec 14, 2017 · 3 Comments

THE KAISER AND THE BAD SEEDS

Berlin is a city on the move. Like the people who live here it is permanently restless, forever going somewhere but never really getting there, its roots never reach deep … Continue reading

Mar 22, 2017

HIGH HOPES

What will Berlin be like in 10, 20 or 30 years? How will the cityscape change once the generous, if not exactly necessary or welcome, plans of providing the city … Continue reading

Jan 8, 2016

McROOMS WITH A VIEW

If there is one reason why the Mall of Berlin “McDonald´s” in Mitte is worth visiting, then it is this incredible view.   Although the rest of the massive shopping … Continue reading

Nov 19, 2015

BERLIN AS IT WAS: WEINHAUS HUTH

And here is the answer to yesterday´s riddle: Weinhaus Huth, the lonely survivor from the old Potsdamer Platz, here captured in the 1990s.   To learn more about the fascinating … Continue reading

Nov 6, 2015

YOU ARE HERE: POTSDAMER STRASSE IN OCTOBER 1945

Today´s photo, made just off Potsdamer Platz in the old Potsdamer Strasse – today´s Potsdamer Strasse was built anew to fit into the modernised grid of the PoPla – was … Continue reading

Nov 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

DAILY BERLINERISCH

BESUCHSBESEN – (lit. visiting broom) a bunch of flowers, a bouquet Boost Po

Mar 4, 2015

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

KREUZBERG GOES MITTE: POTSDAMER PLATZ

Armed with a camera I was on my way to the Staatsbibliothek, the State Library commonly known as StaBi, where real treasures are stored and security levels about as high … Continue reading

Mar 29, 2012 · 4 Comments

OVER THE ROOFTOPS OF or TIME TO ZOOM AGAIN

The rooftops of Paris might be the most famous but Kreuzberg holds its own where charm and beauty are concerned. Here is the necessary evidence, gathered on top of our … Continue reading

Mar 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

STRESEMANNSTRAßE BECOMES SAARLANDSTRAßE

1935 On January 26 the Nazis changed the name of one of Kreuzberg´s main and longest streets: Stresemannstraße ceased to be Stresemannstraße and turned into Saarlandstraße instead. Gustav Stresemann was … Continue reading

Jan 26, 2012 · 4 Comments

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