Monthly Archives: July 2018
Near Kreuzberg, I came upon the Köpi squat. Photos are strictly forbidden but I managed to snap a few shots before suspicious residents began to give me the evil eye. In another area of Kreuzberg I came upon a shop selling “stateless espresso” in the name of the Mapuche Indians of […]
In Kreuzberg, I came upon a kind of “revolutionary store” selling clothing with radical slogans, books and other items. The owner, who sat in the middle of the store frying sausages, explained that he had been in the spot for decades. A few days later I walked by the store […]
Offbeat window facade.
In Kreuzberg, anti-gentrification sentiment is rife. I came upon banners protesting high rents. Banners protesting high rents can also be seen outside of Kreuzberg in the northern section of Berlin. An anti-Google banner in Kreuzberg. Recently, protests against the tech firm have been gaining steam.
Tourists flock to Berlin’s East Side Gallery, where remnants of the wall are open to public view. Reaching the end, I peered behind the wall where the landscape was desolate. A commercial mural selling yerba mate drinks from South America contrasts with urban art across the street. Elsewhere, graffiti artists […]
Walking from Friedrichshain to Kreuzberg, I came upon an empty lot with a big Adidas mural to one side and graffiti plastered everywhere else. Along bridges, graffiti artists have left their mark. Another offbeat wall in Friedrichshain.
From hipsters to vegans to political graffiti, Boxhaganer Platz is the heart of Friedrichshain.
In Kreuzberg, I came upon the Refugio Center run by the local Protestant Church. Near the Refugio Center, activists have hung refugee-friendly banners. More refugee-friendly propaganda in Schillerkeiz. In Friedrichshain, Karl Marx holds up information regarding the Spanish exclave of Melilla, where African refugees have been detained.