Category : Travel

Citizen by El Bocho

IMGP8202-el-bocho I’ve deliberately used a wide shot here so you can see the art work in relation to the surrounds. Top right you can see two of the major characters used by El Bocho, one of the melancholy looking girls known as “Citizens” and further right, “Little Lucy” The beanie of the girls head says

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Tegel airport catching a flight to Helsinki.

Leaving Berlin – at Tegel airport catching a flight to Helsinki. I had been warned the terminal was fairly basic. There are flights leaving for Barcelona and Amsterdam as well as ours, and there would only be seats for at most half the people waiting to catch flights. Reminds me of the airport at Toowoomba,

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Berliner Mauer

Berliner Mauer Getting towards the end of my time in Berlin I thought it only appropriate to put this up, Berliner Mauer or the Berlin Wall. It made me feel a bit old as historically speaking I was alive at the time the wall was constructed, lived through the years of its use, and remember

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Käthe Kollwitz museum

Käthe Kollwitz museum It would be difficult to live in Prenzlauer for a month and not come across the name Käthe Kollwitz. There is a street and a platz, and a large statue of her in the berg ( flic.kr/p/ned3GC ). Elsewhere an enlarged reproduction of her sculpture ‘Mother with her Dead Son’ is the

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Central atrium Berggruen Museum

Central atrium Berggruen Museum Terrific day at Berggruen Museum and the associated gallery at Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg. Berggruen has the annex under renovation at the moment so the Paul Klee part of the exhibition is housed across the road at Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg. . . This view is looking up into the Museum dome with a sculpture

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Suicide Sue, Prenzlauer

I don’t know how a coffee shop known as “Suicide Sue’ would go down in Australia, particularly with it’s eye -patched, sword wielding heroine. Suicide Sue is like a brunette version of the Daryl Hannah character from ‘Kill Bill’. The coffee shop however is not really edgy, but a comfortable, well designed space with very

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Das Verborgene Museum

I’ve enjoyed getting into the courtyards of apartment blocks in Berlin. This one at Schluterstrasse 71, takes you through to the Verborgenes Museum (http://bit.ly/1gb7rzX ) http://flic.kr/p/nBa7AH

Street of the Paris Commune

Quite a large four storey mural on Straße der Pariser Kommune, Friedrichshain, just across from S Ostbahnhof. I get the impression that there was another face on the right hand wall but this was too faded to make out properly. http://bit.ly/1sgSzQk http://flic.kr/p/nAXEhc

Monterey Bar

Monterey Bar, Danzigerstrasse, Prenzlauer. The first Australian I met in Berlin was a Melbourne guy who owns this bar. I went in because of the craft beer signs outside. Basically has beer, whisky and rock and roll late). Like a lot of bars I’ve been to in Berlin this one doesn’t open until 6pm or

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