Die Wiesenburg homeless shelter: Asylum for artists and bats

Filed 6/4/2018 | Time kindly overlooked the Wiesenburg while the rest of Berlin’s ruins were cleared or rebuilt after the war. Despite...

Spreepark: A postmortem

Filed 2/4/2018 | I ran past Spreepark today and was distraught to see what the city (Grün Berlin) has already done to it. Trees around ...

Lost and found: The Berlin Wall's escape

Filed 5/2/2018 | Updated 12/2/2018 The Berlin Wall’s been rearing its ugly head again, muscling its way into the news. Today is what the ...

Döner required: The Ardy ready-made meal factory

Filed 29/1/2018 | The call came late. Giant abandoned Dönerfabrik. A location. Wow! It was well dark already but there wasn’t a moment t...

Fodder for thought: VEB Kraftfuttermischwerk Fürstenberg

Filed 4/12/2017 | Oh, how it aches! It suffers in silence on the banks of the Havel, dreams and memories flowing like the past into Rö...

Lenin's loss: Left behind in Fürstenberg

Filed 10/10/2017 | Updated 7/11/2017 Little could he have known as he made his way surreptitiously through Germany in 1917 that stone sta...

Trabiwerkstatt: Fossil-fueled fossils

Filed 11/6/2017 | Updated 12/6/2017 Of all the Casanovas out there, East Germans were the worst for leaving broken hearts on the scraph...

Villa Schade and Kino Hubertus

Filed 15/4/2017 | Updated 19/4/17 Loneliness runs so deep it transcends one world for another. It lingers in unseen spaces when there’s n...

Jüterbog: Ozymandias' shattered visage

Filed 5/11/2016 | Scattered haphazardly all around, like bones in a bombed-out graveyard, Jüterbog’s ruins reluctantly await their fate....

The Forbidden City: Lenin's last stand at Wünsdorf-Waldstadt

Filed 6/9/2013 | Updated 31/10/2016 Lenin is a lonely man. He’s the only one left, gazing forlornly across the overgrown lawn, abandone...

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