Category Archives: Germany

Art for December 22nd: Birds, birds, birds …

This is partial repost, but I cannot help to like this mural. Danish artist Don John painted this in Mehringplatz, Kreuzberg in Berlin in 2014. I repeat what I wrote earlier: “I stopped for a while to think what is the … Continue reading

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Berlin Reichstag 1945 and today

The 2nd World War ended this day 70 years ago. In 2 May 1945 the Germans surrendered to Soviet troops in the Battle of Berlin. Fighting continued near Berlin until the end of the war in Europe on 8 May 1945. The source … Continue reading

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Jazz in front of Paul-Löbe-Haus, Berlin

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Literaturhaus Café in Berlin

Spring is coming. When it’s warm enough, break your shopping craving and visit the oasis in the middle of Berlin, the Literaturhaus Café on Fasanenstrasse 23. If it’s still cold, enjoy your latte inside. If you master German language, you will find … Continue reading

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Berlin Photo Diary: Windows, one open, 51 closed

Well, it does not mean much, you can keep your window open or not, or if you have a satellite disc or not. These are just two houses in Berlin, Nöldnerstraße, ex-Eastern side. Architecture of that time. But I wonder, why … Continue reading

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Berlin Wall 1961-1989 – Rest in pieces – Lepää raunioina

Today 25 years ago, 9th of November 1989 the wall between East and West Berlin was opened and demolished during 1990-1992. All what I can say: “Rest in pieces.” And the same in Finnish: “Lepää raunioina.”

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Do you like to meet Ampelmännchen?

Then go to old East Berlin. There you can meet them in many street crossings. Ampelmännchen pedestrian signals were created in 1961 by traffic psychologist Karl Peglau. Today, in reunited Berlin, they are not only seen in pedestrian traffic lights, but also … Continue reading

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Berlin Photo Diary 2014 – “I stole my sister’s boyfriend”

But what ‘Goo’ was originally? It was an album of Sonic Youth, an American alternative rock band, released 1990. The drawing in the sign was the cover of the album, made by Raymond Pettibon. His inspiration was a photo of the witnesses in … Continue reading

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Berlin Photo Diary 2014 – Street maze

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Berlin Photo Diary 2014 – About new architecture

Two different views to the new architecture in Berlin. The first is a site of new buildings of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) on the northern side of river Spree, at Kapelle-Ufer Street. Administrative … Continue reading

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