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Burgermeister

As my travels today took me back near Kreuzberg I decided to pop to Burgermeister for lunch as I had vowed to do in my A couple hours well spent post. Burgermeister is under the tracks of the U1 near the Schlesiches Tor stop and is a former toilet converted into a kitchen (an interesting […]

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Stolpersteine – A Memorial Project

When I left Konnopke’s Imbiss yesterday, I crossed Schonhauser Allee and walked south a short distance to take a picture of these Stolpersteine.  I had walked passed these brass blocks a few times before an article on Slow Travel Berlin drew my attention to their meaning. Stolpersteine (the English translation is ‘Stumbling Blocks’) is the […]

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Konnopke’s Imbiss

Konnopke’s my local Imbiss (snack outlet) so I thought it was only right that I should go there for my first Currywurst of 2012 and start what I hope will be a series of posts about Currywurst in Berlin. Currywurst is the culinary pride of Berlin and beloved by its citizens.  It is a pork sausage, […]

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Naughty Bear: Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Street Art – July / August 2011

I’ve finally got around to uploading my Street Art photos from my holiday in Berlin 2011.  A return to spending more time exploring the streets means that there’s more of a selection than 2010. You can see my favourites here but here’s a little taster:

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This Is Jim: Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Street Art – July / August 2010

I’ve looked back through my photos from my holiday in Berlin in 2010 and here are the pick of the Street Art photos.  It turns out I spent a lot more time in museums and a lot less time on the street than I remember during that trip so I’ve decided not to have a […]

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BIER

On my travels today I stumbled across a beer called BIER in a supermarket near Treptower Park.  I read about this relatively new Berlin beer on Slow Travel Berlin the other day and was keen to try some.   The non-brand was started by two Berliners who describe the concept on their website as a reaction […]

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Suicide Circus (Clown With 2 Uzis In His Mouth): Street Art by Primo in Berlin

Street Art – July / August 2009

I’ve trawled through the many hundred photos I took during my first trip to Berlin and added what I think are the best of the Street Art photos to a gallery here. I intend to go through all my Berlin photos and create similar galleries for Street Art from 2010 and 2011 and will hopefully […]

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A couple of hours well spent

I went to Kreuzberg today with my camera.  I had spotted this well-known piece by Victor Ash on the way back to the U-Bahn station from yesterday’s Weihnachtsflowmarkt Nowkoelln at the Umspannwerk on Paul-Lincke Ufer but hadn’t taken the camera out with me. Unfortunately, by the time I arrived it had started to rain and […]

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The view back down the mountain after leaving the NSA Listening Station at Teufelberg

Teufelsberg (The Devil’s Mountain)

The first time I heard about the Cold War listening post on Teufelsberg (German for Devil’s Mountain) was watching the BBC ‘Berlin’ documentary by Matt Frei.  Standing in the tower below one of the listening domes, with the canvas sheeting flapping about him in the wind, Frei explained the history of the listening post and the […]

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