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Visualtraveling – East Meets West Berlin

In Visualtraveling – East Meets West Berlin, Berlin-based pro skater Michael Mackrodt takes a journey from East to West Berlin on a skateboard. There was a time (in a previous life) when I rarely went anywhere without my skateboard but I couldn’t even dream of doing some of the tricks that Michael Mackrodt casually pops […]

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Berlin Street Art Vol 19 – Various Artists

I’ve assembled another collection of exceptional, interesting and sometimes downright weird street art from Berlin for your viewing pleasure.  As usual, clicking on an artist’s name will take you to other work by them. Jimmy C It’s hardly new but this Jimmy C piece in Kreuzberg shows off his technique and talent to the full. […]

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Yeni Adana Grillhaus – Turkish Delight

When I’m in the mood for Turkish food, and I mean something a little more substantial than a Döner, my go to restaurant in Berlin is the Yeni Adana Grillhaus in Kreuzberg. I should point out at this point that I’m talking about the restaurant at Skalitzer Straße 99, which is not to be confused […]

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Sunday Documentary – Test for the West: Berlin

Test for the West: Berlin is a Silver Bear-winning documentary by Franz Baake that deals with the history of Berlin from the 1920s to 1962, focusing on the post-war events that lead to the Cold War. The usual milestones are discussed: the division of Berlin; the Berlin Blockade; the 1953 workers’ uprising and the construction […]

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Imren Grill – The Perfect Hangover Skewer

Imren Grill has 5 restaurants in Berlin (Kreuzberg, Neukölln, Schöneberg and 2 in Wedding) that serve delicious Turkish food, including a Döner Kebap that is unlike any other I have had in the city. What sets Imren apart from many of the other Döner Buden I have been to in Berlin is the quality of […]

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The Watchtower Where The Watchers Were Watched

It’s not every day you get to climb an abandoned DDR-era watchtower in Berlin and unlike the tower on Erna-Berger-Strasse that it resembles, the one I climbed in Weißensee recently has not been restored. When I first stumbled across the watchtower last year I was a bit confused because I was several kilometres away from […]

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