You are crazy, my child.
You must go to Berlin.
Franz von Suppé, 1800
Especially in spring an irresistible desire for yet another unknown land emerges suddenly at dusk somewhere in the nowhere. Time for a small picture story of Berlin through enigmatic shallows and at multiple urban shores.
Can you hear me?
Word War II and the later division of Berlin have led to a lot of unused infrastructure, railways, empty factories and abandoned places till today. So there are really many possibilities getting lost in the labyrinth of the town.
Looking for enlightenment in a deserted factory at Treptow
Kitsch in an allotment garden at Charlottenburg
The city is changing quickly every day, but the spirit used to be indeed much more rebellious here in former times. Some wild street art reflects these eternal inflammatory ambitions sprouting from undergrounds.
Mural at Kreuzberg near Moritzplatz
Former railway tunnel at natural park Südgelände-Gleisdreieck
Large urban areas are covered with lakes and endless woods on sandy soil left by glaciers of the last ice age. Here the approaching predatory and brutal gentrification of many city districts does not play any role so far.
Krossinsee at Köpenick in early April
The journey is not yet over here – just a short excursion of my homeland today, thanks for reading.
Painting at Bernauer Str. reminding to Berlin’s division (1961-1989)
Each place carries a history and tale untold which needs to be revealed and spread again. Rapidly the first syllables are being uttered by an archaic reflex leading to further mysterious signs and riddles at the next street-corner. When moving simply forward on these hazy paths of color a quaint monument can be reached at the vague horizon eventually.
“Street art is nothing else but urban poetry that catches someone’s eye. Being a street artist is impossible because the city itself is the artist.” Christian Guémy AKA C215
When visiting good friends last weekend at Hamburg this led to the welcomed opportunity to pass some striking colourful hidden corners at the district of Altona.
During early Sunday morning I strolled in and nearby the street Bahrenfelder Steindamm and found astonishingly a lot of creative images and graffitis in a quite small radius.
Unfortunately we had no time to stay a bit longer, as the weather was really very nice this time.
Jo’s Monday walk : A Tale of three Castles- 3. Dunstanburgh
Another short trip to the fascinating street-art of Portugal leaving a lot of place for possible interpretations …..
Painting in the waiting area of a bus station at Burgau / Portugal
Graffiti on an old unused house at Lisbon / Portugal
Painting on a distribution box at Lagos / Portugal
linked to Dutch goes the Photo / Tuesday Photo Challenge Trip