Winter in Berlin can be very grey and dark and wet and cold and – not so nice. And then again you learn to appreciate a sunny morning with blue skies even more. On these rather rare days Instagram is almost boiling over with photos of sunny streets and blue skies and even though the […]
A rather typical Berlin house front, decorated with a nice piece of streetart: “She is gone”, signed “El Bocho”, as seen somewhere in a quiet side street in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg (Kollwitzstrasse near Danziger Strasse, to be precise). You can also find this photo over here on instagram.
Walking around Berlin you will often find TV sets, chairs, fridges, sofas etc. on the sidewalks. Some people seem to have no clue what they should do with these objects that they obviously don’t want any more. Sometimes these objects have a note “for free” attached to the object that will soon turn into trash, […]
Some Berlin news from last night: shortly after half past midnight, a 24 year old man entered an apartment in Berlin Prenzlauerberg’s Christburger Strasse. He then called the hotline of the Berlin fire department and claimed he had taken a hostage. The fire department then called the police and went straight to Christburger Strasse. When […]
In Berlin almost every flat object can be a billboard – and almost every round object can be a poster pillar. And ‘everybody‘ thinks, “it’s just me – hanging a single poster on that pillar” then lamp poles and traffic signal poles can easiely become huge round objects that may look like ‘real poster pillars’, […]
Already on sunday evening about 8000 balloons were released to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – one milestone of the reunification of East and West Germany. For three days a 15 km “border of light” (Lichtgrenze) symobilized the line where over 25 years ago the Berlin Wall divided the […]
If you’ve been to Kastanienalle in Prenzlauer Berg, you probably know this wide open space opposite of the Biergarden Prater that was used as a parking area for ages. Nothing special – just some space for about 100 cars, some trees, some trash, some graffiti – a short cut and an open view connecting Kastanienallee […]
Since last Friday (November 15th) Berlin has a new permanent exhibition, addressing everyday life in East Germany before 1990. How was life in communist Germany? What did people read, write, what movies did they watch? Over 600 square meters of exhibition space offer an insight into work culture, weekend activities, leisure etc. of back then […]