Soviet swansong (Abandoned military headquarters)

Filed 11/4/2010 | Updated 14/3/2012
A couple of weeks ago we got into the former headquarters of the Soviet military's governing body in Germany. They weren't there of course, or I wouldn't be here to be able to tell you of it, but it was scary nonetheless. The last Russian soldiers had left in 1994, the tumbling of a certain wall rendering their presence about as welcome as a fart in a Sputnik.

Tacheles: How long is now

Filed 3/4/2010 | Updated 4/9/2012
‘How long is now’ runs the giant mural on the side of Tacheles. Whether it’s a question or an existential sigh, it perfectly sums up the uncertain past, present and future of one of Berlin’s most remarkable initiatives.