Berlin
Berlin: Whats that white cotton stuff in the air?
Its the same spectacle every year: Berlins streets are flooded with some weird cotton pollen just as the summer starts kicking in. When a light [...]
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Berlin
The Classical Villa
Once home to a wealthy industrialist or Businessman - this once stunning Villa has been left to fend on its own for several decades. Rotten [...]
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Berlin
Prenzlauer Bergs Neon Music Tape
Right at the border between Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain, above the heads of the masses lies one of Prenzlauer Bergs more visible mysteries. Thousands of [...]
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Berlin
The Stasi Tower
When the DDR erected the „Antifaschistischer Schutzwall“ – aka the Berlin Wall in 1961, the 160 Kilometer long fortification was overlooked by 302 Watchtowers. The East German [...]
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Out and About
Rapunzel’s Tower
Hidden in a small overgrown forest on the outskirts of a sleepy village lies Rapunzel's Tower. Or at least whats left of it. Rubble of [...]
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Berlin
The Cosmonaut of Potsdam
Potsdams a nice place - but it's just not quite as cool as its younger brother Berlin. Whatever Potsdam does it's always seemingly second class [...]
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Berlin
The Watchtowers of East Berlin
When the DDR erected the „Antifaschistischer Schutzwall“ - aka the Berlin Wall in 1961, the 160 Kilometer long fortification was overlooked by 302 Watchtowers. The East German [...]
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Berlin
The Abandoned Chinese Embassy | The Republic of Pankow
1973 was an important year for East Germany. After years of political turmoil, the DDR was finally accepted as a member state (the 133rd) to [...]
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Berlin
Honecker’s Window
Berlin is not a city of skyscrapers - and it seems like most of the action happens underground. With German reunification, the city had wide-reaching [...]
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Blogging
Il Grande Cretto di Gibellina
In the middle of nowhere, accessible only through one treacherous country road split and cracked by the Sicilian sun lies the Ghost Town of Gibellina. [...]
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111 Places in Berlin
111 Places in Berlin – Nr 163: The Kaninchenfeld
At first glance there's not much to see here aside from the usual Berliner Tristesse. A gas station, a busy road and a massive construction [...]
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Berlin
Whats that Jingle on German Trains?
If youve ever taken the Deutsche Bahn Trains in Berlin, chances are youve at least once heard a synth organ blast out a strange Volksmusik [...]
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