Der Kronkorken-König: Mathias Waller Mosaik in Görlitzer Park

| Thursday, der 28. February 2013

Mathias Waller has created a new mosaic in Kreuzberg’s Görlitzer Park near our offices in Berlin. Appropriately embedded in the side of the Turkish Fountain ruins, the piece is quite large, like Waller’s other bottle cap mosaics. In summer, he had some temporary urban art pieces embedded directly in the sandy pathway in front of 

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Berlin Diary: Guerrilla Knitting and the Crochet Queen

| Tuesday, der 2. August 2011

Guerrilla Knitting, like Guerrilla Gardening, is a new fad that is catching on quickly. As one blogger put it: Guerrilla Knitting is stealing graffiti artists the show. This bridge improvement project was spotted in Berlin’s Görlitzer Park. It’s not just the color, it’s the texture. The impulse to touch it. And perhaps best of all, 

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Berlin Diary: What’s In a Sign?

| Tuesday, der 22. February 2011

Berlin, bitterly cold in February. Although that deep blue sky could easily fool you into thinking that it’s summer or early autumn. The wind cut so cold in open stretches of Görlitzer Park that even the camera went on strike. And I thought electronics liked cold…. Someone must have taken offense at that sign. It 

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Berlin Diary: Inner City Delicacies

| Wednesday, der 27. October 2010

It’s hard to believe you could find such lovely and tiny mushrooms growing in the harsh city environment. This closeup was taken early in the morning in Görlitzer Park. The dots in the cups are drops of dew. Finery on the ruins of the Turkish Fountain that never got built.