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.
I’ve been living in Berlin for almost 7 years now and my parents have not once decided to visit me (they have actually physically been to Berlin, but never for the sole purpose of spending a holiday with me). They seem to like the comfort of their home too much to come around and spend a couple of
The 25th of May is the day were Berliners will be able to vote for or against building on the Tempelhofer Feld (along with the EU parliament, but that’s for another niche blog to cover). As you may know, we think this is a very rare chance of being part of Berlins future. Since most people who
Berlins rise in popularity and the steady growth of an international and very well fed community has nurtured a new culinary culture in the city. New restaurants, bars and concept eateries have been popping up all over the place and they’re not exclusively döner or burger joints for the budget foodies anymore. Nowhere as much as
Mayday mayhem: every year, the first of May is the dedicated kick-off of the legendary Berlin summer season. And what a kick-off it was: personally, I spent most of my time in a delirious state at the annual Luzia rave. But, lucky for me (and my partying), Martin roamed the streets and took plenty of beautiful pictures in
After a long break The Sammelkarten are back with their 7th edition. Get your package and start to collect and share these beautiful small berlin perspectives by Jan Herdlicka. Like his page and order a free set! If you are lucky, you can even find a print in there.
There is a proven cycle of city-hype and the formula goes something like this: The marginalized, the poor & cool artists take over a shitty and economically flawed neighborhood, transform it into a “creative hub”, establish bars, cafés, galleries and bring all their terrifyingly cool looking friends to the party. Then, after a while, the wealthy
The Luzia bar on Oranienstraße has always been a wet and wild place for parties, so without hesitation, we jumped on the chance to actually host our own night. Back in 2012 we started our A MILLION series with a tight crew and the intentions to get fucked up with our friends. No manners, no regularities, really bad
When I stepped out of my door last evening, a flying rock missed my face only by inches. I looked around the corner to see hooded Antifa rioting on Reichenberger Straße. At first I thought I had missed the 1st of May. I finally summed up the moxy to go and see what was happening and asked a passerby. “The Antifa is
I’d mentioned before how weird it is to feel spring creeping up. Nevertheless, it’s more fun than ever to snapshot the shit out of the city. The past month was very effective in terms of “dusty light” and cherry blossoms. So without further ado, here’s a perspective on our collective springtime blues that isn’t so blue-ish
The eastern segment of Berlins U1 around the station “Schlesisches Tor” (built in 1901) is the oldest part of Berlins metro system and probably one of the most vivid ones as well. If you happen to enter a wagon at “Warschauer Straße” and ride through the urban jungle of Kreuzberg 36 (especially in summer time when
I cooked up a theory. It’s about a general fatigue in my circle of friends. Everybody feels bummed out this springtime, and I wonder why that is. We’ve got break-ups, new jobs and projects, definitely nice weather. Change is happening! That’s mostly good, isn’t it? We’re either getting older or the frowns are justified. Everybody’s talking about taking
The Schillerkiez is all about the left-wing(ed) topics and gentrification issues. We had a couple of memorable kisses back in our Schillerkiez post (I don’t think any of them are left though), but these pictures were taken very recently in the hood. I’ll take the “Antifart” tag with a grain of salt; I kinda hope someone bought their
The Schillerkiez is in constant transformation. Ever since the former airport Tempelhof was opened to the public, the adjacent quarter on the Neukölln side has been subject to change. New cafés and restaurants are testing those new grounds continuously while long-term residents are shaken up. Until only a while ago, this was their territory;
My new favorite piece on Hermannstraße is also arguably the most random phrase anyone could think of. I like how the artist apparently fucked up the “S” and needed to clarify that “this is supposed to be an S” next to the piece. I’m a big fan of these little “Berlin kisses”. For a while now, we’ve only