When I was in Berlin in April 2017 to visit „The HAUS“, one of the first artworks I noticed to be overwhelming in this remarkable accumulation of high class artworks, was a stencil of an old wrinkled man behind a doorway. As far as I remember it was at the wardrobe and it was the […]
The day of departure is always half a day. As usually, I took a train in the late afternoon, to reach home in the evening. My light touristic „lady’s program“, I had planned for this last morning, was planned as a mixture of window shopping, sight seeing and coffee party, if there would not have […]
Temperatures in Berlin tended to the boiling point. It was hot, even in the early morning, and my motivation for one more exhausting day on the track of 1st Berlin Mural Festival was almost zero. My choice, to take an urban train to Spandau was caused by a story, my grandfather told me a long […]
The Grand Finale of 1st Berlin Mural Festival was announced to be celebrated with a big party. The organizers called it an exclusive Aftershow-Bang, to be located in an abandoned factory. The location was top secret and users of the Berlin Mural app, released close to the festival’s end, could win tickets for the party.
Its not easy, to decide where Friedrichshain ends and Kreuzberg begins. To cross the line is nearly unremarkable and when you don’t know about, hardly to recognize. The shady arcades of Oberbaumbrücke with the views of Molecule Man and „The Pink Man“ of BLU, is some kind of no-mans’s-land and comes closest to a border. It escaped […]
In Berlin Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain I came across a number of stunning 3D installations, made of styrofoam. Those installations (styro-cuts) are rare, once installed, they are taken away soon, as they have many adorers.
Friedrichshain or Kreuzberg – that was the question. starting my 2nd day in Berlin, onto the track of 1st Berlin Mural Fest. The map showed me the way; the decision for Friedrichshain was easy: worst things first. Friedrichshain is always crowded by tourists, especially around East Side Gallery. I hate their selfie-mania. Self-regarding, reckless and […]
The characters of EL BOCHO are varied. First of all in his illustrious selection of characters is „Little Lucy“ the cat hater, „Pete“ a sweet little bird, „Kalle & Bernd“, the two surveillance cameras and their passion for observation and his melancholic „City Girls“. I do not remember seeing one of his girls with glasses […]
Berlin, you drive me crazy! My visit last year was hard, but I thought I had understand simple directions how to get from X to Y, by foot or public transport. Wrong! This is 2018 and everything has changed again. Entrances and exits, traffic lights, zebra crossings – not to be found at the expected […]
I must confess, Berlin is in my bad books, even if I’m in preparations for a Berlin trip next week. To be fair, it’s not Berlin I work off, but Berlin and it’s 1st Mural Festival – and The Dixons. When I heard about that festival in February, organized by The Dixons, I was euphoric. […]