Category : Travel

Drinking in the street

Coming from a country with strict licensing laws, particularly about where you can and can not drink, I first found the idea of people wandering down the street with a beer rather odd. After a few weeks however I have got more used to it and have had the odd beer while wandering through a

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Heidelbergplatz U bahn

One of the interesting things about the U-bahn and S-bahn system in Berlin is the differences between stations. Many have coloured tiles specific to that station, while yesterday I came across fabulous vaulted ceilings and fluted columns in Heidelbergplatz U-bahn. http://flic.kr/p/ntQPYq

Jimmy C.

It’s 36 Juxtaposed between tags and graffiti you often find skillful and technically expressive artworks like this one spotted in Kreuzberg. This by London based artist Jimmy C. More details here. http://flic.kr/p/ndA8T6

U2 to Ruhleben

End of the line Because it was so cold, Tracey and I decided to stay on the U2 to the end of the line at U Ruhleben. For much of the trip the train was packed, except may were obviously going to Olympia Stadion as once we left that station we were the only people

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Pink Man by Blu

“The Pink Man” is a mural by the Italian street artist ‘Blu’. Painted in 2007, it is at the western end of the Oberbaum Bridge in Kreuzberg. The five storey tall monster is made from lots of smaller humans, one of which he appears to be about to eat. http://flic.kr/p/ncGcWE

Make love not war

I was looking for a large hourglass mural by the artist Blu, however I suspect it has since been replaced by these two (the hourglass seems to have been where the male figure is ) “Make Love not War” above the Mag­net club at Oberbaum­brücke, is part of the AXE campaign ( http://bit.ly/1i50C16 ) which

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Gendarmenmarkt

Gendarmenmarket, Berlin. To the right is the French Cathedral and to the left the Berlin Concert hall or Konzerthaus. It is named after the cuirassier (cavalry) regiment Gens d’Armes, which had their stables at the square until 1773. ( http://bit.ly/1q0sCZw ) http://flic.kr/p/nvnpJc

Landwehr Canal

Peaceful scene on the Landwehr Canal, Berlin. For those of a historical bent, it was into this canal that Rosa Luxemburg‘s body was dumped after she was murdered by the Freikorps on 15 January 1919. “Freedom is always the freedom of the one who thinks differently” http://bit.ly/1pXT1an http://flic.kr/p/nr9pHy

Police brace for violence at May 1st demos – The Local

Police brace for violence at May 1st demos – The Local In Australia, the May Day public holiday is normally celebrated by a day off, marches by the union movement, and barbeques in decent autumn weather. In Germany it is the start of spring and its association with workers rights and more general ‘rights of

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Boy sitting by Alias

Alias is a street artist who moved from Hamburg to berlin where he has achieved quite a reputation for his stencil work. In particular he places his work with relevance, in this case the boy sitting appears behind bars. I have another photo where the same boy seems to be waiting in a doorway (

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