berlin

some walls have some eyes

P2210811some trees and some reflections on some walls somewhere in berlin moabit, 2018

running on empty

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berlin kreuzberg, 2018

if you’re intrigued by rassistische kackscheisse… it’s quite literally “racist crap shit”

concrete window

P9030286berlin spandau, 2017

reflections and leaves

DSCF6939berlin friedrichshain, 2017

quartet on red

P8200135-2berlin wilmersdorf, 2017

push the button (black version)

DSC00281-2berlin friedrichshain, 2018

words of advice

DSC00034berlin friedrichshain, 2018

words of advice – material feat. william s. burroughs (click, hear)

worn and torn

P1311301berlin moabit, 2018

birch in blue

DSC00173-2berlin mitte, 2018

black hole sun

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ramin djawadi – black hole sun (click, hear)

uncommercial break

we’ve visited our first two* 2018 photography exhibitions this weekend and the second one really excelled: ‘blick verschiebung’ (‘shifting perspectives’) in schloss biesdorf in berlin marzahn.

its central topics are the tectonic shifts that happened on all human levels in eastern germany shortly before but mainly after the fall of the wall. featured are the works of 22 photographers among them some very well known photographers like Arno Fischer, Thomas Zielony or the always wonderful Ulrich Wüst. my personal favourites have been the series by Seiichi Furuya, Ludwig Rauch and Ingeborg Ullrich, though. new names to me, nice!

the exhibition is still running until april 8th and it is absolutely recommended not only because of the really really good photography but also for the nice surroundings of schloss biesdorf which also sports a very nice cafeteria.

*just in case you wonder what the other exhibition was: the sony world photography awards exhibition in the Willy Brandt Haus in kreuzberg. also a very nice exhibition but clearly second place this weekend :-)

mirror mirror

DSC06882-Bearbeitetright after the half-baked self portrait from yesterday’s post – here’s another one :)

berlin prenzlauer berg, 2016

welcome to retrograd

as the tradition of this blog has it here are some of my favourite pictures from 2017.

this time they come from a variety of places like zürich, paris, den haag, cologne, texel, munich, venice, kassel, duisburg and last and definitely not least hong kong. but most of them are of course from good old berlin. i hope you like what you see! (cont’d below)

a happy new year to all of you friendly followers, following friends and likable likers. it was a pleasure having you!

to a good 2018!

ps: i pondered adding a new twist to this retrospective and i thought i’d share some of my favourite songs that i’ve discovered during the last year with you. i reckoned a spotify playlist might reach at least some of the readers here. it should even work without a spotify account but then you have to endure some advertising between the songs.

have fun!

 

(one) 2 tree

DSC08560berlin lichtenberg, 2017

re(d)flection II

DSC08552berlin friedrichshain, 2017

bavarian place

PA140326-2in the heart of berlin…

berlin schöneberg, 2017

berliner traufhöhe

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berlin mitte, 2017

*traufhöhe is basically the height of the eaves of a house (eaves’ height). for berlin there was (and in certain areas it still is in effect) a defined maximum of 22 meters. if you wanted to build a house higher than that, it got more complicated (but it was not impossible of course). there’s a nice english blog post which gets a little bit further into detail here.

we all live in a yellow bus

P8200156 berlin wilmersdorf, 2017

we have yellow buses here, too!

 

 

berghain

DSC09434the berghain seen from behind, friedrichshain, berlin 2017

leaf on bus

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this images concludes my little series of leaves on vehicles – for now :)