Kategorie Friedrichshain

Notes from a Berlin friend

In these days my Berlin friend is close to dispair. The hot temperatures make it difficult to break free from the shady garden, but in Berlin things are on the move; no good times to stay in the shadows!

5 days of Berlin – Departure

Just like the day of arrival, the day of departure is always half a day. As usual, I took a train in the late afternoon, to reach home in the evening. To fill the time until my departure in the late afternoon, as usual, a light touristic „lady’s program“ was planned, at least until my […]

5 days of Berlin – 5th day

This was Monday and as I had only made flying visits in Friedrichshain the days before, Friedrichshain took hold of me. This was my last day in Berlin before departure day and I headed again for Ostkreuz, after having a short look at the new piece of FINDAC at Bülowstraße. He had promised to finish […]

5 days of Berlin – 4th day

This was already Sunday and as in Germany most museums are closed on Mondays, it was long overdue for my date with Tristan. The plan was to meet my Berlin friend in the early afternoon, to walk along Dircksenstraße and visit Haus Schwarzenberg, to have a look at a number of new murals there. To […]

5 days of Berlin – 3rd day

Those of you who are on the hunt for street art, cannot avoid Friedrichshain; it is a stronghold for graffiti, stencils, cut-outs and installations of local, national and international street artists. In times of cold war and German division, Friedrichshaun was a neighbourhood of the eastern part of Germany and part of the Capital of […]

Notes from a Berlin friend

My Berlin friend is very generous and always has another ace up his sleeve, which is just waiting to be played. In light of recent events, he has submerged to his archive and rediscovered an older piece of HONSAR to amaze me and turned my face again to pale green incidentally. Friedrichshain – HONSAR and […]

Notes from a Berlin friend

Actually in Berlin an icon, which has determined the historic townscape since 1865, when Ernst Litfaß had the idea of a cylindric advertising column and invented his „Litfaßsäule“, is due to fade away. Following a tender procedure, a new company now plans to place a newer type of column and 2500 of old advertising pillars, […]

Notes from a Berlin friend

I love styro cuts. My Berlin friend exactly knows about my preferences and likes to surprise me at the weekends with some special sweets in the style of „From Berlin with love“. This weekend he pleases me with his newest finding from Fredrichshain, where he has found „The Void #15“ by STYRO next to Warschauer […]

Notes from a Berlin friend

As reported from the German capital, the current weather is not made for paste; it is almost too cold, but it’s dry at least. There are 3 words of hope and tremble: no snow please. But winter has just started and who knows what the future will bring.

Notes from a Berlin friend

I had already noticed the paste-ups and stickers of ORBLE during my last visit in Berlin. My Berlin friend has found a number of new pieces during his last walk through Friedrichshain. Magdalena Wiegner aka ORBLE was born in Karlsruhe/Germany 1982 and grew up in Nuremberg. She is a freelance illustrator, painter and comic drawer, […]