The first real day of Spring, and Kreuzbergers descend on Görlitzer Park to celebrate.
A wintery Sunday of great music and a friendly crowd at Prince Charles, Berlin. Thanks to Dan and Lisa from It’s Bigger Than for organising such a fun event – and even better a fundraiser for Save the Children‘s Syria Appeal.
There’s no denying Berlin’s winter is long and hard. From October until April there is an almost total lack of sun, limited hours of daylight, constant below zero temperatures, and a colour palate limited to 50 shades of grey. Some days it feels like winter will never end. But it will, and it does – there is light at the end of the tunnel. So here is an Ode to Winter: grim, bleak, but also full of fragile beauty. A time for hibernation and reflection, shedding of old skins, and preparation for the rebirth of spring.
Weddingmarkt Arts & Culture Market at SUPERMARKT, Wedding.
“Wowereit, das Denkmal bleibt!”
East Side Gallery Demonstration – Berlin, 3 March 2013
Yes, sometimes I leave Neukölln. A trip to Boxhagener Platz Flohmarkt, Friedrichshain.
A wet winter Sunday around the streets of Neukölln.
First Glühwein of the season last night at Berlin’s WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt. First Christmas market pics here.
First Glühwein of the season last night at Berlin’s WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt Christmas market.
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.
The final days of Autumn in Berlin.
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.
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, 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.
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
A Sunday stroll through Potsdam, May 2010.