simson

schwalbenherz

DSC00447berlin friedrichshain, 2020

swallowtail in blue

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berlin friedrichshain, 2019

(swallow -> schwalbe in german… -> schwalbe -> a german motor scooter – yes, the one on the left)

springtime with coal

DSC09827-Bearbeitetberlin, prenzlauer berg, 2017

funnily enough this is also from last year but again i bet it looked the same today :-)

leaf on bike

DSC09363-2berlin friedrichshain, 2017

still life with red box

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mirror tree

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAoh, this special kind of window tree…

friedrichshain, berlin, 2016

swallowtail

swallowtail

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.

green

greenwho would have thought of that… after red and blue now green. hah, very original. but at least i have two greens for you… and i’ve sprinkled a little hipster developer over the picture to get that look.

this is a simson s50 (or maybe s51 for that matter), a motorcycle made in suhl, thuringia, gdr in the last half of the 70s. simson is the same company that also brought us the famous “schwalbe” scooters and the simson duo.

found in friedrichshain, berlin, former capital of the former gdr. sometimes it still puts your finger on it.