Nice comparison shots of Nürnberger Straße at the corner with Tauentzienstraße, showing the Woolworth store building, which although burnt out in the allied air raids of November 1943, survived until the 1950s, when the site was developed with a new Woolworth store. In turn, that 1950s store survived until the 1990s.
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A 100 kilo Russian bomb was found during building work behind the Bikini-Haus yesterday. It was decided to wait until this evening to make it safe, as an area of about 250m radius needed to be cleared. And that, right in the centre of Berlin’s City-West. All went well and the bomb was made safe.
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Eighty years, a world war, a defeat and the division and re-unification of Berlin separate these photos. The junction of Charlottenstraße and Französische Straße seen at lunchtime in 1931 and 2011.
Running parallel to Friedrichstraße, Charlottenstraße was, pre-1945, the main North-South tramway route in the centre of Berlin. Friedrichstraße itself was considered ‘too important’ for trams […]Read More..>>
The current warm weather is ideal for spending as much time outside as possible..
A game of chess in the middle of traffic island, doesn’t sound much fun.. but was just right for today’s temperatures, with them nudging up to the top of the 20°Cs. This weekend will see further summer weather in Berlin with the […]
What song are you listening to? Berliners disclose their current fave music tracks.. or at least what they are listening to… with a typically Berlin background.
Thanks from IsarSteve to nerdgefluester
Berlin has an enormous selection of Imbiss, places on the street to eat or to take away snacks. The most popular takeaway is the currywurst. A Berlin original, which appeared in 1949, when Herta Heuwer from Charlottenburg started selling sausages covered in chillup-sauce®, a sauce containing tomato paste, curry powder and worcester sauce, which she […]Read More..>>
These photos from around 1932 come from a collection of three photograph albums that I found discarded in a junk shop in 1991 and which have subsequently turned out to be real gems. Since about 2008 and with help from Felix and Karena, friends I made on flickr internet site, I have been able to […]Read More..>>
This dog was really intent on doing his duty. I guess the two guys here had already realised that he could rake in more money than they ever could. A really handsome looking dog.
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Perhaps someone can help me out identifying the location of this photograph. Taken in what looks like the end of winter, I would say it dates from about 1931/32. The background is typical late 1920s style Social Housing and is most probably Berlin, well at least I hope it is!
The ‘Sun-Head’ is also intriguing. Who […]Read More..>>