Michelle O'Brien


Today the winter coat came out for the first time since February.

Here are some photos I took last Sunday around the streets of Kreuzberg and Neukölln. The light was glorious and it really felt like one of the last days of Autumn before the long winter sets in.

Final Autumn Days

The final days of Autumn in Berlin.


The temperature seems stuck on 0°. Typical minimal Berlin. I want snow!

Rising as the sun sets.

Nowkoelln Flowmarkt

An Autumn Sunday of Tiny Art, vintage clothes, bad coffee, too many pastries, cute kids, great friends and cheap beers at Nowkoelln Flowmarkt, Berlin.

Thanks to all the wonderful Berliners, young and old, who called by our Tiny Art stall at Nowkoelln Flowmarkt today. Stay tuned for the next Tiny Art installment! Click here for pictures of the Flowmarkt.

Katrina James (I’ll Get You My Pretty) & I will be holding a tiny art stall at Nowkoelln Flowmarkt this Sunday November 6. There will be tiny art and tiny hats for sale. Examples of some tiny photos above! Our friend Ray Mann will also be performing on the Flowmarkt stage at 14:30. If you’re in Berlin on Sunday stop by and say hello. We’d love to see you there.

Autumn in Kreuzberg

A quiet Autumn afternoon of coffees, markets and sneaky beers with good friends for my first weekend back in Berlin after a big summer in NYC.

 Sick in bed and feeling sorry for myself. At least the view from my window could be worse.

Sunset on Warschauer Brücke with deepchild.

U Hermannplatz

Hermannplatz definitely has a seedy side, with homeless folk, junkies and dealers lurking in dark corners, but there’s a beauty to the constant movement and colour of this U Bahn station that I’ve come to love.

Stroke Art Fair

Getting inspired at Stroke Art Fair, Postbahnhof with my newest Kreuzberg neighbour, the lovely Em. Scheming up ideas for new art spaces, projects and exhibitions for Winter 2011/2012.

May Day

May Day, Berlin-Kreuzberg, 2010.

Every year Oranienstrasse comes alive with the May Day protest march and street fair. Things get ugly after dark with riots, burning cars and tear gas, but during the day it’s a family-friendly festival.


A day trip to Teufelsberg (Devil’s Mountain), Berlin, 2010. This place has quite a history – an artificial hill with a Nazi military-technical college buried underneath, a former ski resort and a US National Security Agency spy tower. Read more about it here.

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” — Dalai Lama


Photos from the deserted (and very spooky) Beelitz-Heilstätten Sanatorium on the outskirts of Berlin, 2010.

“The complex from the beginning of World War I on was a military hospital of the Imperial German Army. In 1916 Hitler recuperated here after being wounded at the Battle of the Somme. In 1945 the site was occupied by Soviet forces and remained a military hospital until 1995. Following the Soviet withdrawal, some sections of the hospital remain in operation as a neurological rehabilitation center. The remainder of the complex, including the surgery, the psychiatric ward, and a rifle range, was abandoned in 2000.” – Wikipedia

Home sweet home, Berlin.