The Swimming Pool atop the Spree: Badeschiff Berlin

     |    Thursday, der 18. July 2013

Did you know that Berlin has a swimming pool that floats atop the Spree River? In the early 1900’s, the Spree River used to be full of this type freshwater swimming pool known as swimming ships . Today, the ‚Badeschiff‘  bordering Kreuzberg is the only  swimming pool currently floating on the Spree  in Berlin. It 

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Berlin Diary: Kreuzberg Goes 1UP

     |    Monday, der 15. April 2013

What is One Up? Who is One Up? Where is One UP?  One Up is a sprayer crew from Berlin-Kreuzberg. Their work is everywhere, and not just in Berlin. The easy to remember name stands for One United Power. Their pieces are love letters to Berlin – especially to Kreuzberg. Yeah! I love it! A 

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Berlin Diary: Graffiti Artist ALIAS

     |    Friday, der 5. April 2013

This is a stencil graffiti by the Berlin graffiti artist who goes by the name Alias. Alias may be working under an alias, but the work is pretty damn famous. This photo was taken in Kreuzberg just a few days ago. But the piece has been up on that wall for years! Now that’s a 

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Berlin Diary: Rain, Sleet, Snow? Bike On!

     |    Thursday, der 21. March 2013

In the deepest depths of winter… Why is this man riding a bike? In 3, maybe 4 inches of snow? Berliners brave all kinds of weather to commute to work or just to get around. They are heroes. As crazy as it looks, riding a bike in the snow is not all that nuts. Ok, 

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Berlin Diary – ALIAS

     |    Thursday, der 15. September 2011

One of’s translators asked me to look for work by ALIAS. Hmmm. OK. Then, really and truly purely by chance, I ran into a stencil work at Mariannenplatz next to the Bethanien’s new little skateboard set-up. Seems that Kunstraum Kreuzberg will be featuring skater films. Sounds right up our alley! ALIAS – very dramatic. 

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