berlin friedrichshain, december 2016
found right at alexanderplatz, berlin mitte, 2016
berlin, mitte, 2016
from friedrichshain, berlin
the rear wheel of a schwalbe motorcycle. schwalbe is swallow (the bird) in english, hence the title. the schwalbe motorcycle manufactured by simson in suhl from 1964 to 1986 was (and in fact still is) very popular in eastern germany and rightly so.
detail of kraftwerk klingenberg in berlin lichtenberg.
in the lower left corner the tower of the ‘rotes rathaus‘ (red city hall), on the right a small (but very substantial) part of the fernsehturm at alexanderplatz. in the back left the heizkraftwerk lichterfelde with its three giant chimneys. smack in the middle the postbank tower in kreuzberg. on its right the gasometer in schöneberg and between the gasometer and the tv tower in the far back the ‘steglitzer kreisel‘.
what? oh yes – fisher island: that’s the part with the white high-risers in the middle.
that was fun, maybe we should do this again some time :)
this is a detail of the sculpture tiger&turtle – magic mountain by heike mutter and ulrich genth in duisburg. i liked the backdrop a lot.