Street Life

What we see, what we do and who we meet: it usually happens right in our neighborhood. These little randoms make up most of our lives here in Berlin. With every little piece of the puzzle we hope to get closer to portraying an authentic picture of the city.

What to do when it’s still raining in Berlin

Sometimes I wonder what would happen if the rain in Berlin simply never stopped and our whole society fundamentally changed because of that.
25 Jul ’17 by Sara Street Life, Travel

4 BLOCKS, finally a good reason to learn German (and Arabic)

4 BLOCKS is a drama crime series about an Arabic drug mafia based in Neukölln. Finally you can put your B-level German to good use.

The best things to do when it’s finally summer in Berlin (updated 2017)

If you're experiencing temperatures over 25° C, remember: that's probably the last time this year.
18 May ’17 by Sara Other, Street Life

Interview: What does graffiti & street artist Sozi36 want from Kreuzberg?

Sozi36 likes to decorate mattresses and rubbish on the streets of Kreuzberg with his political messages and provocative jokes. I asked him why and how and he responded with very elaborate answers.

It’s snowing in Berlin, so Neukölln is full of dick drawings

If you're ready to take a long walk through the snow on a Sunday afternoon, then welcome to the club of Old German People Who Like To Eat Dinner at 6PM. In Neukölln, this adventure will be spiced up with many, many dick drawings.
9 Jan ’17 by Sara Street Life

Feeling safe in Berlin: KREUZBERG IS MY CASTLE!

After the terrorist attack and the release of vicious crimes in the U-Bahn caught on video, people are talking (again) about the safety of Germany and Berlin in particular. Do we need more local video surveillance? More policing? Politics seem to agree. And I only have some loose thoughts about it.
4 Jan ’17 by Sara Other, Street Life

The wondrous and weird tale of the Stromkastenmann on Kantstraße

The story of the Stromkastenmann, a mysterious guy in a track suit who loves to decorate the junction box on Kantstraße. We watched his work and we're impressed.
14 Dec ’16 by Sara Community, Street Life

Sunday afternoons are for walks in Tiergarten and cake at Schleusenkrug

In autumn, Tiergarten becomes a spectrum of beautiful colors. Hopefully accompanied by the last rays of sunshine of the year, taking a walk on a Sunday afternoon through Berlins urban oasis is highly recommended.
8 Dec ’16 by Sara Places, Street Life

Walking through autumn fog around Landwehrkanal

A night in fog turns the atmosphere of a Sunday evening into an elegant, moody and incredibly dark film noir. There's something very upsetting about fog in the city, and yet I love walking through it. Although last nights fog wasn't nearly as impressive as the one we had in 2012 on Warschauer Straße and Oberbaumbrücke, I was still completely immersed in watching the faded lights and the silhouettes of other people on the streets of Kreuzberg and Neukölln. I took my camera along for a few snapshots.
5 Dec ’16 by Sara Street Life

Goldener Herbst in Berlin

Snapshots of autumn weather in Berlin.
17 Nov ’16 by Sara Street Life

The prettiest thing about Stralau is its cemetery

Alt-Stralau is the new Berlin: new townhouses, expensive cars, and a dead neighborhood.
4 Aug ’16 by Sara Street Life

The oldest and gayest street festival in Berlin, Motzstraßenfest 2016

Pictures from the annual Motzstraßenfest in Schöneberg.
27 Jul ’16 by Sara Community, Street Life

Taking a walk through Kreuzberg in snow!

2016 is "finally" seeing some snow and I'm NOT freaking out! I do hate everybody who's out on holidays in the Southern hemisphere right now.
6 Jan ’16 by Sara Street Life

Taking an extensive walk through the gay center of Schöneberg

Schöneberg is a blank spot on the map for me, so Fousieh took me out on an autumn walk through one of her favorite districts of Berlin. The weather was grumpy and the mood was eerie, just like Schöneberg kinda is.
10 Nov ’15 by Sara Architecture, Street Life