Berlin faces 10-day strike on public transport system
― jergins, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 20:35 (thirteen years ago) link
haha what a boring way to start a thread about such a great city
― jergins, Thursday, 24 April 2008 20:52 (thirteen years ago) link
major blaze erupts at berlin philharmonic
― jergins, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 21:01 (thirteen years ago) link
(in a newer building by the tiergarten, not the opera house)
the new United States Embassy in Berlin is being savaged as an architectural disaster
― jergins, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 23:37 (thirteen years ago) link
yeah, that sucks
― lxy, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 23:52 (thirteen years ago) link
i walked by it a bunch as it was being built. looked like a piece of shit fortress. and the 'best location in europe' isn't an overstatement: right across from tiergarten, couple blocks from freidrichstrasse, right near parliament.
― jergins, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 23:57 (thirteen years ago) link
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― lxy, Friday, 19 September 2008 02:25 (twelve years ago) link
Construction begins on Berlin condominium project by Roger Bundschuh and Artist Cosima von Bonin.
Situated on historic Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin-Mitte, this 2500 sqm luxury condominium building takes unique advantage of its small triangular site. Breaking with the previously rigid Berlin urban planning codes, the building will present itself as a jagged study of cantilevering blocks, deep recesses and a dramatic opening of the typical Berlin interior courtyard, flooding this usually dark and uninviting space with light and air.
― lxy, Friday, 19 September 2008 02:27 (twelve years ago) link
oh that is sexy as hell. historic Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz is such a great location
― Albertville FRANCE (jergins), Friday, 19 September 2008 19:10 (twelve years ago) link
― lxy, Friday, 19 September 2008 23:13 (twelve years ago) link
― lxy, Friday, 19 September 2008 23:25 (twelve years ago) link
staatsballett berlin has the best photographer
― lxy, Thursday, 25 September 2008 01:39 (twelve years ago) link
der mauer gets repainted
― lxy, Friday, 17 April 2009 03:00 (twelve years ago) link
Tempelhof to become enormous city parkPublished: 31 Aug 09 16:59 CETOnline: http://www.thelocal.de/society/20090831-21611.html
The airfield of Berlin's historic Tempelhof airport will become the German capital’s largest park by the summer of 2010, city officials announced on Monday.
“Beginning in May the Tempelhof field will be open to all,” Berlin's urban development Senator Ingeborg Junge-Reyer said.
With an area of 230 hectares, the airfield park that straddles both the Kreuzberg and Neukölln districts will be significantly larger than Berlin’s famous Tiergarten park.
As of Tuesday, Berlin will be sole owner of the park after purchasing the federal government’s share for €35 million, Junge-Reyer said. The city plans to spend a further €60 million over the next seven years to develop the open space. Another €1.6 million per year will go to park maintenance and security.
Once the new park opens, the six-kilometre fence surrounding the former airfield will remain and authorities will close five entrance points each night.
Tempelhof, built in 1923, operated until October 2008 when dwindling passenger numbers led to the closure of the facility. It is most famous as the West Berlin airport where Allied pilots continuously brought supplies into the city in 1948-49 as the Soviets tried to starve the city into submission during the Berlin Airlift.
The 1936 Nazi-era terminal – which is more than one kilometre in length – will continue to be rented out for cultural exhibitions such as the fashion expo Bread & Butter.
― jergins, Wednesday, 2 September 2009 18:24 (eleven years ago) link
jergins, what should I do in Berlin?
― tehresa, Thursday, 4 October 2012 11:12 (eight years ago) link
POSTCARDS FROM BERLIN
Mochtest du eins? Sendst mir deine Addresse!
(entschuldigung fur mein schlect Deutsch)
― tehresa, Saturday, 3 November 2012 11:21 (eight years ago) link
when are you going??!!! have you ever been??!!! are you going for pleasure or for work??!!! how long will you be there??!!! what neighborhood are you staying in??!!!
― lxy, Saturday, 3 November 2012 11:43 (eight years ago) link
oh god, i love berlin so much
― lxy, Saturday, 3 November 2012 11:44 (eight years ago) link
lxy I am in Berlin right now! I leave Monday morning. I went to Salzburg for work and came here to visit a friend for the weekend.i am staying in mitte (northish). Today I went to an amusement park that has been closed since 2001 and rode a train around the overgrown park and remnants if rides and buildings. Tonight my friend is taking me to her old hood which I think is in some part of kreuzberg. There is so much cool art on the streets here, I wish I had a more flu every day stencil...
― tehresa, Saturday, 3 November 2012 17:46 (eight years ago) link
oh yayyyy! do you like it??!!! yeah, i think everything is so beautiful. especially the street art, and the u-bahn stations. and the tiergarten, and hansaviertel most of all.
LOL @ more flu every day <3
i will email you my address.
― lxy, Saturday, 3 November 2012 19:12 (eight years ago) link
Lol oops @ autocorrect!
I think tomorrow I go to hamburger banhof
― tehresa, Sunday, 4 November 2012 03:13 (eight years ago) link
My last night in Berlin: I was going to go to a symphony concert but I got caught in a crazy rain and was late. Then I went to see Skyfall instead and it was very long with 30 min of commercials at the start AND an intermission! But that is ok because in Germany you can have beer at the movies. You can have beer everywhere! On the way home I ran into my friend's friends on the Ubahn platform and they said "on you need this train" which I thought was the wrong direction but I figures "hey I guess a local dude knows better than I do." That was not true! It was the wrong direction. And the Ubahn closed for the night for track work! I found a bus to take me home but it terminated early so I waited for the next one. When I finally got back, my key broke in the door! No one answers when I yelled! I went to an Internet cafe to call my friend (she was staying at her gf's that nit) but her phone was off. I left frantic voice messages. I started to panic. What if I had broken the lock and everyone was locked in? What if I had to buy them a new lock and keys for the 15 ppl that live there?! I had to leave for the airport in 4.5 hours! I went back and banged and yelled "mein Schlussel ist kaput!" and finally someone answered and the door was not broken and we pulled the key out with some pliers and all was well in about 30 seconds. I returned to my friend's room, packed, slept 2 hours, then went to the airport. I upgraded my seat. I deserved it. Extra legroom ftw.
― tehresa, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 03:36 (eight years ago) link
― smoove operator, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 15:18 (eight years ago) link
― lxy, Thursday, 8 November 2012 05:09 (eight years ago) link
agh that sounds the worst!
― spite n ease (harbl), Friday, 9 November 2012 02:11 (eight years ago) link
thank you for the <3 postcard, tehresa xoxox
― lxy, Tuesday, 11 December 2012 20:59 (eight years ago) link
oh I am glad it got there safely!
― tehresa, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 01:03 (eight years ago) link