Places like the Sky Oasis let you know where you are. Somewhere with people who have little money and lots of time. Somewhere people don’t really visit were it not for family or maybe work. Somewhere uninteresting, boring, with little public life…like a small town in East Germany where most people simply have their homes […]
A warm autumn trip to Dessau. Home of the Bauhaus movement. We also managed to explore parts of the city center which was badly destroyed during WWII. There was not enough time to do a proper documentation instead I selected a few slices of buildings constructed after the war.
One of my favorite buildings and places in Potsdam: The Church of Peace or “Friedenskirche”. The colonnades offer a place of calm and respite from our busy world. And a spot for young adults from the nearby high school to hang out.
Welcome to another photwalk. This time I went through the district of Schöneberg. An eclectic mix of gentrified turn of the century (that is the 20th) neighborhoods, public housing, large roads, touristy and very local markets. Easy to reach, a lot to see. My walk started at the newly built station “Julius Leber Brücke”. A […]
Being an astute observer of urban life people quite often baffle me. I have the fortune or misfortune of living in a tourist destination. It seems like an immutable law or cycle that what makes cities livable very often also makes them attractive to tourists. And this again makes them a bit less attractive for […]
What is the purpose of a city? A city is place for people to live, work, socialize, raise their kids and more. A city is a home for the citizens, a place to do business and for those not living or working there a place to visit. But a city is more than just housing, […]
I did another photowalk with a lovely person who promised me plenty of ugliness. I like the ugly parts of town. I don’t like spending time there but I like taking pictures. And she did not promise too much. I saw horrible inner city highways, inhumane pedestrian overpasses, parking lots and a giant furniture big […]
1: The station hall was originally built in 1882 but after severe damage in WWII redesigned in 1962 with a more austere socialist look. This look was mostly kept during the reconstruction finishing in 1998. The hall is to this day quite impressive. 2: The large department store (“Kaufhaus Tietz”) was built in the early […]
Germans love signs, we love to tell each other what not to do and where not to do it. Here is a small collection purposefully de-saturated. This sign denotes a zone where motor vehicles shall not exceed a speed of 30 kilometers per hour. Speed limits in Germany are one of the few rules that […]
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