Pictured below is the entrance to the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin building, or Berlin State Library, in the German capital. The building is a sprawling piece of post-war architectural modernism by architects Hans Scharoun and Edgar Wisniewski. It’s an architectural landmark that’s a bit under-appreciated compared to Berlin’s other, more famousContinue Reading

Energetic¬† graffiti art on a roller-shutter door on Kastanienallee street in the Prenzlauer-Berg neighborhood of Berlin. We’re not huge fans of most graffiti art, but we like this piece.

The “Ampel Man” symbol is a beloved design artifact from the days of the former Communist East Germany and the country’s transportation infrastructure. Ampel Man or Ampelmannchen, in German, was the hat-wearing icon used in traffic lights at pedestrian street crossings in the GDR. In spite of German re-unification, theContinue Reading

The doors to an old industrial building on Almstadstrasse that have been bombed with street art, mostly of wheat-pasted photo images of a dog’s head. The industrial structure looks abandoned and is an anomaly in the otherwise very fashionable Berlin neighborhood of Spandauer Vorstadt, an area filled with large apartments,Continue Reading