back home

berlin friedrichshain(!), 2023

apropos figaro 🎶

wismar, 2022

nice people

hannover, 2022

mixed message

dessau, 2021

sUnday blUes

berlin spandaU, 2020


berlin, prenzlauer berg, 2020

let’s go swimming wild


berlin charlottenburg, 2020

sweet baboo – let’s go swimming wild (click, hear)

(i concede that the association is quite far fetched, but that sign is a marker for a fire hydrant (think ‘water’!) and i really wanted to feature this song here :-)

a big shout-out to Mr C from postcards from sheffield for putting sweet baboo on my radar. how could i miss out on him given his – uhm – track record!?)


P1221437berlin charlottenburg, 2020

gesloten met vakantie

rotterdam, the netherlands, 2019

see you soon!

water world ii

DSC02221berlin mitte, 2019

cf. Hinweisschilder für Wasser-Versorgungsleitungen :-)

stop me if you think


you’ve seen this one before… niederrhein, 2019

the smiths – stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before (click, hear)


DSC06784poznań, poland, 2018

dave brubeck – take five (click, hear)

one way street

PB062103berlin mitte, 2018

always… brutalism

P6060655spitteleck, berlin mitte, 2018

yellow square

DSC00666als ob nix wär’, berlin lichtenberg, 2018

chiuso, fermé, closed, cerrado, 关闭

DSC06406burano, venetian lagoon, italy 2017

since i’m (very) far away from my computer in the next week this blog is left to auto-mode temporarily. there will be some pictures of buildings from the venetian lagoon (i.e. especially venice, murano, burano and torcello) popping up automagically if everything works as i hope.

see you in december!


DSC07328-2venice, italy, 2017

old glory

PA210687niederrhein, 2017

more on photo porst (once the “largest photo house in the world“) in german and the same here in broken english

old news

DSC06814berlin friedrichshain, 2016

the newspaper in this advertising sign is most probably from bill clinton’s first inauguration day – wednesday, january 20, 1993.  the headline says “die welt hofft auf einen wandel” – “the world is hoping for a change”. so not much different from today. 

unfortunately the online archive of berliner zeitung only starts in 1994…


DSC04675i learned a new word in kassel, 2017