Archiv für den Monat Oktober 2016

Isenbergplatz – Neighbourhood with Flair

Essen is not exactly considered to be the stronghold of street art, but there are districts that have charm. Rüttenscheid and its restaurant and pub scene is well known but do you know the artists district around Isenbergplatz, which wasn’t marked at the city map until 2012?

Oldies but Goldies

Discovered in passing by rail. Very old, but highly respected – no question why!

Urban Heroes Festival

A great part of this summers increase of pieces of art in public space in Hagen had Urban Heroes Festival. Organized by Ihsan Alisan and Arzu Mirabai Akbaba the first Festival for Urban Contemporary Art happened at Schlachthofstraße 1 (S-Bahn-Station Hagen-Wehringhausen). During the Festival (24. September – 03. Oktober 2016)  numerous  artists designed big walls […]

UFAM Ruhr – Hagen

Hagen has got a number of new pieces of art in the last weeks. UFAM Ruhr had played a big part of it. I had reported about the collaboration of Robert Matzke aka ROOKIE THE WEIRD & David Radon in Hagen Wehringhausen, Christian-Rohlfs-Strasse 17. Four new facades and walls have been designed by intercommunal major project […]

UFAM Ruhr – Essen

UFAM Ruhr went on while I was in London. A lot of work has been done and a number of new artworks enrich the northern part of the inner city of Essen, just as at other UFAM playgrounds as Dortmund, Hamm, Hagen and last but not least Herten.

5 Days of London – Part V

What a bitch of a day! 5 splendid days in London – all gone! I felt bad, not only because I was infected with a flu, which did not have to happen. You remember that damned suit-wearer in the tube? All I had to do was to check out my B&B and make good use […]

5 Days of London – Part IV

This was the day of the inadvertent encounter of me and a bacteria-contaminated suit-wearer in the tube from Hammersmith to Camden Town. This encounter should shorten my stay there unrequested. I can hardly say when I was  last in Camden Town – it’s a long, long time ago; definitely long before it became a damn […]

5 Days of London – Part III

After the last day’s hard ride, I decided to give my body a chance to recover properly with an easy ride, preferably in one of London’s public Gardens or in a landscape park. There is a wide selection of Gardens and Paks in and around London, but whenever I’m in town, The Royal Botanic Gardens […]

5 Days of London – Part II/II

Started at 9 am, I walked through endless street art without break and as I reached Pedley Street / Brick Lane about noon, I was really fed up with this walk. I absolutely needed a break, immediately! I was very lucky to get the sign -> To Nomadic Community Gardens and Cafe. OK a garden […]

5 Days of London – Part II/I

For a long time the glittering world of the financial district was the outer border and Lands End of London. Passing Bishopsgate and Liverpool Street, you entered the dark East End, heart of Cockney culture and working-class people. Where once grafters toiling at the docks, Jack the Ripper once committed his monstrous deeds and in […]