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SPOTTED IN PASSING: CHANCE ENCOUNTERS WITH THE DEAD

Today in the morning at Bergmannstrasse Cemetary, where I went to add extra three years to my own tombstone one day, I suddenly noticed a very familiar name. Wilhelm Riehmer, … Continue reading

Aug 16, 2011 · 1 Comment

HANDMAID´S TALE RETURNS: MAID IN ENGLAND

If there exists a German film or TV series depicting the life of servants and their employers in, say, Kaiser´s Reich, then I still have to find it. It just … Continue reading

Aug 15, 2011

WILLY SAYS IT

One of my favourite Berlin blogs, B LIKE BERLIN, published the following quotation from Willy Brandt today: Diese Scheißer schicken nun wenigstens Patrouillen an die Sektorengrenze, damit die Berliner nicht … Continue reading

Aug 13, 2011

NAZI GETS A GIFT

I cannot write – I am laughing too hard. That might the one and only time when I am reading anything about Neonazis without actually feeling like chasing them around … Continue reading

Aug 11, 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

ELECTIONS IN KREUZBERG: VOTE MERMAIDS

Since the day is nigh when all those invited by the electoral office for the House of Deputies Elections 2011 (Abgeordnetenhaus Wahl) will be asked to cast their vote, the … Continue reading

Aug 9, 2011

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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BABYFACE

Sometimes when you look up and zoom in you get to see things that would otherwise most certainly escape your attention. Here´s what I have seen today thanks to my … Continue reading

Aug 4, 2011

SPOTTED IN PASSING: HOW TO DISCOURAGE THEFT

To my “dear” thieves: If you steal more of flower shoots You´ll feel on your butts my boots!

Aug 1, 2011

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BLISS AND APPRECIATION IN HASENHEIDE

Every cloud has a silver lining, every public loo its grateful visitors.

Aug 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

Spotted in Passing: Nostalgie in Nostizstrasse

Jul 13, 2011 · 4 Comments

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

What you don´t see when you don´t look

  I have no idea how many times walked up and down Lilienthalstrasse, past the Catholic church of St. Joseph and the silent beauty of the cemetery next door. In … Continue reading

Apr 13, 2011

I want to ride my bicycle or do I?

It comes as no surprise that cycling is kind of big in Berlin. The Netherlands can feel its beer-and-currywürst breath well on their neck. But which part of the city … Continue reading

Apr 5, 2011 · 2 Comments

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