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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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Charlottenburg Palace

    One of those odd moments when a quick snap gave me much more than I was expecting. I was walking across the road from the Berggruner Museum to Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg when I stopped to take a snap of Charlottenburg Palace. The result was an almost painting-like image that I didn’t realise was there until I […]

  • Tree children mural

    I came across another Victor Ash mural today while walking through Wedding. This is quite close to the S-bahn station and seen across the court of a petrol station. It seems to be a tree where three children are watching with binoculars. ( http://bit.ly/1j9ejZ1 ) http://flic.kr/p/nzAzix

  • Vagabund Brauerei

    Vagabund Brauerei is a craft beer bar and brewery in Wedding, Berlin. It is still a fairly low key operation, but they have plans for expansion. From my point of view the Berlin craft beer scene is quite immature compared to the Australian scene. Most places serve pilsner or weissbier and while some of it […]

  • Reading Brecht in Berlin

    The tattered cord can again become knotted. It holds but it is torn. Perhaps we’ll face each other again but there, where you left me, you’ll not meet me again. I’ve been in Berlin long enough to start reading Brecht for pleasure, although not in the original German. http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-tattered-cord-der-abgerissen-strick-translation-with-original-german/

  • Jewish cemetery, Prenzlauer

    Part of the Jewish cemetery ( Jüdischer Friedhof ) in Schonhauser Allee, Prenzlauer. It’s history is an interesting read, although the only gravesite I specifically went looking for was that of Max Liebermann, the expressionist painter who died in 1935. His wife committed suicide in 1943 rather than be deported and is also buried in […]

  • 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 […]