At the Yva Bow, Late Summer 2017




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Camera:Samsung Galaxy J56
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview, S-Bahn
From:2017-09-20
Online:2017-09-27
2017-11-18





At the Yva Bow...

The footwalk parallel to the S-Bahn is named after a Jewish female photographer, born 1900 and murdered (officially at the 31st of December) 1942 in Sobibor. She had tried to leave Germany, but too late. In the web one may find some of her photos. Some of them are somewhat nice...

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Those voters had spoken, those bastards...











delphiLUX, Late Sommer 2017




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Camera:Samsung Galaxy J56
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Cinema
From:2017-09-19
Online:2017-09-20 (planned)
2017-11-18





The delphiLUX, ca. 2 weeks after opening...
Still nearly without a hint that this is a cinema...











BücherboXX, Mierendorffplatz, Summer 2017




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Camera:Canon PowerShot SX210IS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2017-08-23
Online:2017-08-27 (planned)
2017-11-18





The BücherboXX at the Mierendorffplatz...

Three years ago I thought about sorting out some of my books.
Haven't done anything.
Until currently...

I had put three books into the "telephone booth" at first.
Science Fiction.
I don't even know their titles anymore...
even less what they were about.

Two days later they were already not there anymore.
I had put another set of five or so in the BücherboXX.
I've already forgotten their titles, again.
One was a story by Ursula K. Le Guin.
In English.
I only still know that it was not easy to read.
Doubt that I could read it again now, anyways...

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...mosquito land on your neck
mosquito drink whatever's left
he'll suck your blood...
(Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

(To correct the Yeah Yeah Yeahs somewhat:
As far as I know it only female mosquitos drink blood...)

*

Today (8/25) Amy MacDonald has her birthday.
Its a round one.
30.
And already her first nervous breakdown behind.
This year she made her fourth album.
Another must-have... at least for me... if I've some money left...











At the S-Bhf. Halensee, High Summer 2017




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Camera:Samsung Galaxy J56
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Graffiti
From:2017-08-13
Online:2017-08-18 (planned)
2017-11-18





A lost day, gone lost in the summer heat...
On the balcony for some time it smelled like a distant fire...

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At my "fading" record dealer lately.
The weather was fine.
I was not too early.
The shop was nevertheless empty.
Got nearly all records I ordered.
k.flay, life as a dog. (Currently playing on endless repeat in the kitchen...)
I still have to get used to that voice...
Boxer Rebellion, Ocean by Ocean.
I think I've heard their weapon already last year in the radio.
It was always a rush.
The track on the CD seems way too short...
And Alice Merton, no roots.
Its only a 4-track-single, but its great.
Dunno if I need a full-fletch-LP...

Ordered: Ellen Allien, Nost.
No idea what runs out first, my money or my ideas for new albums...











Cutman, Summer 2017




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Camera:Samsung Galaxy J56
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:View inside
From:2017-07-31
Online:2017-08-02
2017-11-18





After 13 months it was necessary again... somewhat...

*

When visiting the site of the elfen beauties some days ago,
I was suddenly asked to log in (with some flashy background).
Its ok.
I won't go for that, but its ok.
After nearly four years now the time might thuly come to say goodbye...

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It takes a fool to remain sane... (The Ark)











Alle 11 Minuten verliebt sich ein Single..., Summer 2017




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Camera:Samsung Galaxy J56
Ort:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2017-07-14
Online:2017-07-19 (planned)
2017-11-18





Also these blue eyes I wouldn't believe that they have something like "Parship" necessary...

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...and I'm only here - to bring you freelove...
...lets make it clear - that this is freelove...
...no hidden catch, - no strings attached, - just freelove...
(Depeche Mode)











Wilmersdorfer Strasse, Summer 2017




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Camera:Samsung Galaxy J56
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2017-07-10
Online:2017-07-11 (planned)
2017-11-18





The Wilmersdorfer Strasse, shortly after closing time.. again...

Seen: Miss Sloane at the Kant cinema.
It was at least worth to see... IMHO...











Inside Delphi, Summer 2017




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Camera:Samsung Galaxy J56
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Cinema, View to the Outside
From:2017-07-03
Online:2017-07-11 (planned)
2017-11-18





News from the rose:
Except two formerly dark red rose colored blossoms they are all gone.
Partly even without become open.
Without an external reason.
They had enough water. Never too much.
But there are some new blossoms on the way.
Overall the rose still looks ok...

*

The last of 20 fortune cookies. It said:

A relationship will
take on a new dimension.

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Here I am
a rabbit-hearted girl
frozen in the headlights...
(Florence)











S-Bhf. Heerstrasse, Late Spring 2017




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Camera:Samsung Galaxy J56 (out of the car)
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:S-Bahnhof
From:2017-06-17
Online:2017-07-02 (planned)
2017-11-18





Lass die Katze stehn! (Der Plan)
(Leave the cat.)

*

In the night it looks more dangerous...
with only one eye open...
when you've lost your glasses...
and vomitted about 500g muskat and 1/2l whiskey (single malt) lately...

but the visions afterwards were funny colorful, still...











Hauptstadtrocker, Late Spring 2017




Annual set 15Image 52
Camera:Samsung Galaxy J56
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shopping Window
From:2017-06-13
Online since:2017-06-20
2017-11-18





Capital City Rocker.
Aka. Look 54.
Aka. Party Animal.
...
Aka. Luck? - No deadlines and a bit dizzy...

*

After having a birthday gift for the love of my brother,
I looked for some CD's for myself.
I had about 60€ left.
I was at Dussmann.
I haven't bought a CD or LP for somewhat about half a year.
I ended up with 3 albums:
Florence & The Machine, How Big... (nice, with the hit ship to wreck),
Lorde, Melodrama (its ok, maybe I have to hear it somewhat more often),
K.FLAY, every there is some where (currently heard 14 times, VERY nice).

take my arm, break it in half
say something, do it soon
its too quiet in this room...
(k.flay)











Be Nice!




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Camera:Samsung Galaxy J56
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shop, Graffiti
From:2017-05-31
Online since:2017-06-05
2017-11-18





BE NICE!
(Asia Imbiss, U-Bhf. Richard-Wagner-Platz)

Have I already mentioned that I'm an idiot?
Yesterday the UbuntuMATE Linux didn't go gown anymore, again.
And after some reboots it also didn't let me login, again.
So I removed the power supply from the computer, again.
Being somewhat bored I played with the keyboard.
Alt-Cntrl-Del, Alt-Cntrl-BS, Alt-F1-F12 and more...
The last thing I tried was holding gown the On-Button.
Suddenly the computer was off.

After pressing the On-Button again, Linux started nearly normal.

And I was able to login, again.

How stupid is this?
Now maybe I never have to wait until the accu is unloaded, again...

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I have a new rose.
Its orange...











H+M 30, Late Spring 2017




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Camera:Samsung Galaxy J56
Location:Charlottenburg
Kategorie:Ads
From:2017-05-24
Online since:2017-05-31
2017-11-18





No comment.











Here you harvest the Offers




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Camera:Samsung Galaxy J56
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shop
From:2017-05-18
Online since:2017-05-23 (planned)
2017-11-18





...but the only thing I ever really wanted to say: I was wrong... (Sundays)











Villa Kulinaria, Spring 2017




Annual set 15Image 45
Camera:Samsung Galaxy J56
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2017-05-16
Online since:2017-05-20 (planned)
2017-11-18





Yeah I seen ya there
looking all pretty when you brush your hair
yeah I like it when you smile
won't you stay with me. Just for a little while... (a&js)

*

I think I'm a wimp.
But this weather is killing me.
Although it's still not near 40 degrees Celsius, I'm already stunned.
Getting nearly nothing done.
Nearly all windows are closed.
Getting burned by the hot transformator of the computer.
And nobody is around to shoot me...

My only hope is the weather tomorrow (20.).
Then the temperature will drop at least for 10 degrees.
Hopefully.
Maybe it will even rain...

...although it might not be the best weather for a 84th birthday...











Exactly my Summer, Spring 2017




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Camera:Samsung Galaxy J56
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2017-05-09
Online since:2017-05-13 (planned)
2017-11-18





Exactly her Summer... not mine...

One more CD to be ashamed of: Mel C, Northern Star.
Imported today.
Needless to say: I like it...

*

Today (Wednesday) Bono has his birthday.
57.
There is not much difference to mine. Only a few years.
And he has probably the more interesting life.
Doesn't matter.
I have 9 U2 LP's. 0 CD's. 6 Maxi-CD's.
For celebrating the day I've imported them in Rhythmbox...

...'cause you,
my love,
I could never
believe. (U2)











Rose, Spring 2017




Annual set 15Picture 41
Kamera:Samsung Galaxy J56
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Flowers
From:2017-04-28
Online since:2017-05-07 (planned)
2017-11-18





The first (authorized) picture from the telephone.
Its so shitty simple...

...to copy the pictures from the handy camera to the computer.
The rose in the picture was the one for my brother...

*

My rose seems to be finally vanished...
Now there is only some toadflax left...
Itsalready blossoming...

*

Last imported CD's: Boss Hog.
They have something, what was noticeble only now, years after they were bought.
Its said that the group still exsist and that they have produced a new album.
It might be an album I like to look forward to...

Also currently looking for k.flay...
florence & the machine...
the XX...
alice merton...

if I only had the money...











Dream Bigger, Spring 2017




Annual set 15Picture 40
Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2017-04-27
Online since:2017-05-09
2017-11-18





...Wir haben überlebt, und Du glaubst nicht an Wunder?
(Marteria)

i(...we have survived, and you don't believe in wonders?)











Confirmation, Spring 2017




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Church, Inside View
From:2017-04-30
Online since:2017-05-01 (planned)
2017-11-18





Confirmation...
Making something hard...
The younger of my 2 niches had it at the last day of April...











Kitty 2, Spring 2017




Annual set 15Image 34
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX210IS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Window
From:2017-04-11
Online since:2017-04-25
2017-11-18





Kitty has got a hedgehog friend...

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Last album imported: Republica. Nice LP. Still.

I know my ex-boyfriend lies. Oh, he does it everytime.
Its just his permanent disduise. Yeah, yeah, but he's dropped dead gorgeous...
(Republica)











H+M 29, Spring 2017




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
Taken:2017-04-10
Online since:2017-04-18
2017-11-18





...your jeans were once so clean
I bet you didn't changed your wardrope since we met...
(The Ting Tings)

*

Better Alzheimer than Pakinson.
With Parkinson you might spill your beer.
With Alzheimer you only forget to pay...

*

As indicated already:
I entered the world of mobile communication.
Anything else than Telekom.
The price was somewhat irrelevant.
The last bills of the Telekom were hardly to top.

Its the first mobile phone of my life. Somewhat.
At my "2-weeks-job" somewhat 14 years ago I should had got a mobile phone before.
It was practically ordered already.
It was a somewhat common Simens mobile at that time.

I've never seen it...

One somewhat aggravating fact of the mobile phone is:
It was not necessary.
Main reason for the phone was because my mom was planned to travel to Italy.
So I bought the phone at the monday before Eastern.
At the tuesday before Eastern my mom told me that she abandoned the three week vacation...










hogl, Spring 2017




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2017-04-10
Online since:2017-04-17 (planned)
2017-11-18





Das machine is nicht fur gefingerpoken und mittengrabben. Ist easy schnappen
der springenwerk, blowenfusen und corkenpoppen mit spitzensparken. Ist nicht
fur gewerken by das dummkopfen. Das rubbernecken sightseeren keepen hands in
das pockets. Relaxen und vatch das blinkenlights!!!

(Sign at the entry of a computer room of the Franklin building, Technical University of Berlin...)

*

Currently in Rhythmbox: Wendy & Lisa.

People may come, people may go
just as long as the water flow... (Wendy & Lisa)











Vodafone, Spring 2017




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2017-04-10
Online since:2017-04-11
2017-11-18





The time in paradise is over...











Marc O'Polo, Spring 2017




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2017-04-06
Online since:2017-04-11
2017-11-18





World War 3, lets get it done...











Guess, Spring 2017




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2017-04-04
Online since:2017-04-07 (planned)
2017-11-18





Seen (with the squirrel): Die andere Seite der Hoffnung
(The other side of hope - Toivon Tuolla Puolen) by Aki Kaurismäki...
The film won a silver bear at the Berlinale 2017 for best directing...

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I tell you something:
I am a wulf
but I like to wear sheeps clothing... (Garbage)











Scotch & Soda, Spring 2017




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Camera:Canon PowerShot SX210IS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2017-03-28
Online since:2017-04-07
2017-11-18





Just telling stories of live and life... (Terranova)











Moon, 2017-03-24




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Astronomy
From:2017-03-24 5:56 CET
Online since:2017-03-28
2017-11-18





The slim Moon - without time shift...











The End of a Childrens Playground, Winter 2016/17




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Outside
From:2017-03-09
Online since:2017-03-14
2017-11-18





Currently in Rhythmbox: Noise of Human Art...

Go your own way, forget the old days.
Do not run away, dive in your life. (N.O.H.A.)











Elle




Annual set 15Image 19-22
Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Cinema, U-Bahnhof
From:2017-03-07
Online since:2017-03-08 (planned)
2017-11-18





Seen: Elle. (Together with the squirrel.)
Great film. (IMHO.)
After being brutally raped by a masked stranger our heroin orders sushi.
That alone is simply great.
If anyone has earned an Oscar it should be Isabelle Huppert...











Sports Hall, Winter 2016/17




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2017-02-24
Online since:2017-02-28
2017-11-18





Sports Hall, Sömmeringstrasse...

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Things I didn't want to know:
Every tenth European was made in an Ikea bed.
And the poor new Europeans couldn't do anything against it!

*

Today its said that Cindy Wilson (B52's) celebrates her 60th birthday.
To celebrate the birthday I've imported nearly all CD's I have of them.

She knows where the rain bows...
She brakes for rinbows... (B52's)











Mini Buddy Bears, Kantstrasse, Winter 2016/17




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shopping Window, Buddy Bears
From:2017-02-08
Online since:2017-02-20 (planned)
2017-11-18





Still importing CD's.
Currently: Moby.
One of the lesser artists who still got better with every album.
Although the start with hymn was already great.

...steal my heart...
...its disturbed...
...and I live for tomorrow... (Moby)











Delphi, LaLaLand, Winter 2016/17




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Cinema
From:2017-02-08
Online since:2017-02-14
2017-11-18




I'm so sorry, but musicals in general and especially this time are not my favoured kind of films.
I've seen LaLaLand in the Delphi. No accident in front of the cinema this time.
If I would had been more mobile I would had left the cinema after 1 hour... maybe earlier.
So this film got a somewhat seldom ranking. Which is special in its own way.

Outside of the cinema workers already were removing the name of the film.
The LaLa of LaLaLand was standing somewhat pictiouresque on the way in front of a light pillar.
I thought it would had been a good motive.
So I freed the squirrel out of the knapsack and placed it somewhat over the letters.
But before I could make a picture one of the worker came by, put the squirrel back in my hand and removed the LaLa...

I made a photo of of the squirrel later at the Stilwerk ad, undisturbed.

By the way: I'm now proud owner of a Yorck card. Current points: 2...











Alle 11 Minuten verliebt sich ein Single..., Winter 2016/17




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads, Underground
From:2017-01-05
Online since:2017-01-19 (planned)
2017-11-18





This young beauty one would wish her love of her life...
No idiot, no smoker, drinker or drug consumer, no weirdo...











Kleid 19,99 (H+M28)




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2016-12-05
Online since:2017-01-03 (planned)
2017-11-18





A H+M ad at Xmas time...
I think its recycled.











Sun and Clouds, Autumn 2016




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Camera:Canon PowerShot SX210IS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Nature
From:2016-11-04
Online since:2016-12-14
2017-11-18





At december 21 at 11:45 another winter begins...

I've simply connected my computer to the speedport and it works.
I've access to my mails and even the internet.
Dunno.
It shouldn't be that easy...











White Rose, Autumn 2016




Annual set 14Image 98
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX210IS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Flowers
From:2016-11-12
Online since:2016-11-13 (planned)
2017-11-18





She will love you like a flower... never love you... again... (Massive Attack)

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Death Sunday.

The first entry on my Linux loptop.
After more than 14 years of Mac.
Its name is still surveyor.
At least this year and in the beginning of next year I'll still back up the pages on the old iBook.
But sooner or later, the iBook is history.
It was a great time... somewhat...











Kaiser's, Autumn 2016




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shop
From:2016-11-05
Online since:2016-11-07
2017-11-18





Official Pümpel Day!

*

Yesterday I bought my first non-classic-CDs of 2016.
The latest Birdy,
the last Boy (again),
and a German pop CD I think no one wants to know about...











Love Berlin
(Houston, we have a bargain)




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shopping window
From:2016-09-28
Online since:2016-10-07
2017-11-18





One of the last fortune cookies:

A journey to Hawaii could be yours.

Twenty or thirty years ago it might have been an option.
Now its only a dream... gone. Doesn't matter anyway...

Meanwhile... back in Kansas... At least 300 people gone with the wind in Haiti...











Amtsgericht Charlottenburg, Fall 2016




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Plusch Animals
From:2016-09-28
Online since:2016-10-03
2017-11-18





No questions anymore, dear high court...











Galery Stodieck's, Autumn 2016




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shop
From:2016-09-24
Online since:2016-09-28
2017-11-18





Bought: my 25th Kosmos-Himmelsjahr.
A quarter century of the Sun, Moon, and Stars in their annual run...

*

The rose is getting another blossom. The last one?











Calzedonia, Late Summer 2016




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2016-09-20
Online since:2016-09-24
2017-11-18





Autumn has begun. The best season of the year...
Besides of the one or the other flu I was never ill in autumn...
And even the closed nose took a pause 'till the next springtime...











20th Venus, Late Summer 2016




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2016-09-02
Online since:2016-09-14
2017-11-18





These ads seems to be liked alot.
Alter 1 week the signs at the A100 were already taken away by someone...
although the "Erotic & Lifestyle" fair will take place in a month, still.

*

Seen: El Olivo.
A really good movie.
I'm currently think about if it could be a reason
to downgrade Julieta a bit...

*

The elven beauties seem to have some problems...
(maybe to install a new occupy and spy software.)
Most of the time I'm getting a XML parsing error.
But sometimes in between the page shows up as usual,
even with some old and new elven beauties.
Funny.

*

I'm currently inporting my Manfred-Mann-CDs on my Linux laptop.
Not come that far.
Started with Angel Station and got cought...

You are the time between solar fire and the silence...
you are the last chord in the symphony of the lost...
you are the sign between the high road and the low road...
you are the pen in the moving hand of time...
(Manfred Mann's Earth Band, You are - I am, 1979)

A bit I beleive that it wasn't nessesary to make other records... before and after it...











Tangerine (L.A.), Summer 2016




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Cinema
From:2016-07-11
Online since:2016-07-13
2017-11-18





Seen: Tangerine (L.A.).
It was somewhat ok.
The squirrel thinks it, too.
(I know its thoughts.)
It was filmed with a mobile telephone...











Mini Buddy Bears, Wilmersdorfer Straße, Summer 2016




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Buddy Bears
From:2016-06-23
Online since:2016-07-09
2017-11-18





Wir müssen uns bewegen,
Ich bin dafür, du dagegen...
Wir geh'n auf anderen Wegen. (Andreas Bourani)











Bio Cotton, Summer 2016




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shops
From:2016-06-23
Online since:2016-07-07
2017-11-18





Die Plakate schrei'n uns an.
Viel zu schrill und viel zu viele.
Irgendjemand überklebt sie,
und dann ist es wieder still... (Juli)

(The posters are crying to us,
way to schrill and way to many.
Somebody is overpainting them
and it becomes silent again..)

*

The whole last week around eleven'o'clock thought:
In half an hour there will be lunchtime.
It doesn't get better.
Even after two years...

My mum said, that she couldn't drive this far anymore.
I still wish to see the fishes, again...

*

No swallows seen today (wednesday)...
it was way to windy...











The Church at the Autobahn, Summer 2016




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Church, S-Bahn
From:2016-06-22
Online since:2016-06-30
2017-11-18





My ceiling fan still works... even after about 25 years...

*

What do I need money? I have tomatoes.
The first of them already becomes red...











Zille Graffiti, Late Spring 2016




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Graffiti
From:2016-06-09
Online since:2016-06-19
2017-11-18





Damn you, baby, you're so fine... (Prince)

Tomorrow is the Start of Summer.
Again, please let it be cold and rainy... at least around here...











Sind alle, alle gleich? Spring 2016




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Camera:Medion MD87366
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:U-Bahn, Ads
From:2016-05-22
Online since:2016-06-11
2017-11-18





Are all, all equal?.

This is the only photo of May 22.
I let 3 or 4 underground trains pass, until I made it...

*

Aside: the wild flowers at my balcony...

if they don't start to smell bad or get completely ugly,
they can stay at the balcony even after the change of year...

after that, who knows what happens...

*

While browsing through some old files,
I found out, that the best joke of all
(at least according to its summary)
is already at least 26 years old.
I have no idea, if the author is still living.

Here it comes:


Article 3498 of eunet.jokes
Path: tubkom!tub!unido!mcsun!ukc!edcastle!cs.glasgow.ac.uk!tommyk
From: tommyk@cs.glasgow.ac.uk (Tommy Kelly)
Newsgroups: rec.humor,eunet.jokes
Subject: The Tramp Joke - A legend retold.
Summary: Best joke ever told.
Message-ID: <5312@vanuata.cs.glasgow.ac.uk>
Date: 23 May 90 15:25:30 GMT
Reply-To: tommyk@cs.glasgow.ac.uk (Tommy Kelly)
Followup-To: ditto
Organization: Comp Sci, Glasgow Univ, Scotland
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Posted: Wed May 23 16:25:30 1990

There was this tramp  ("bum" in the U.S.A ?).
One cold winter's morning he was walking along a country road, when he heard
a cry for help from a nearby lake.

He turned to see a little girl struggling in the broken ice in the middle
of the lake.  She'd been skating and had fallen into the icy water.

Without a moment's hesitation the tramp ran onto the ice and slipped and
slided over to the little girl.  He managed to pull her out without breaking 
the ice further and he carried her back to the road.  He took off his coat
and wrapped the little girl in it and began looking for a car to flag down.

A few moments later a huge chauffeur-driven limo pulled up, and who stepped out
but the little girl's father - the mayor of the nearby town and a 
multi-millionaire.  

"How can I ever thank you sir?" says the father after putting his daughter
into the warmth of the limo.  "Just name your price - I'm a wealthy man."

"Ahem, well ..." stammered the tramp "...eh I'm a little short of cash,
perhaps you could help me out"

"Certainly" says the girl's father and he pulls out his wallet.
"Oh dear" says the father, "I don't carry much cash with me, I only have
ten dollars - but come home with me and I'll get more from the safe"

"No! No!" says the tramp, "Why ten dollars is more money than I've seen in
my whole life - that will be plenty".

"Well, if you insist" says the father - "now what will you do with your
money?"

"Oh that's easy" says the tramp "I've not had a rest in 20 years.  I think I'll
buy myself a holiday (vacation)"

"Well good luck" says the father, and he gets into the car and signals his 
chauffeur to drive home.

"Ten Dollars" thinks the tramp, "I'm rich!  I'm rich!", and off he goes
to the town, to buy himself a holiday.

He finds a travel agent, walks in - much to the disgust of the staff - and goes
up to the desk.  "I'll have one holiday please!"

"Ahem, which holiday would sir like" asked the girl at the desk, forcing a smile
"Oh, any holiday I don't mind" replied the tramp.

"Well how much money does sir have to spend on sir's holiday?"

"Oh lots - anything up to ten dollars"

"TEN DOLLARS!!  You'll *never* get a holiday for ten dollars" says the girl
incredulously.

"Oh dear" said the tramp, "and I was so looking forward to a holiday - I'll 
probably never get another chance - isn't there anything you can do?"

"Well I don't think so sir, but hold on and I'll check"

The girl goes into the back of the shop, and searches in the deepest, dustiest
filing drawers she can find.  There - to her amazement - she finds an old
file.

"Well you'll never believe it" she says to the tramp, back in the shop.
"I've got you a holiday - its a super-duper, ultra-hyper, mega-economy class
round the world cruise - and it costs ten dollars"

"Yippee", exclaims the tramp, "I'll take it"

The tramp takes the tickets and, shouldering his dirty old pack, he heads
out the door to hitch-hike to the port where the ship is waiting.

*************************

A few days later he arrives at the port, and there in the dock is the
most beautiful, most elaborately decorated, most expensive looking ocean-
going liner he has ever seen.

Amazed at his luck and good fortune, he slings his pack over his shoulder,
and marches up the gangplank.

"Get off my ship ye dirty bum!" shouts a voice, and an irate captain storms
down the gangplank and kicks the tramp down onto the dockside.

"But I've got my ticket!", responds the tramp, "Super-duper, ultra-hyper,
mega-economy class, and I want on!"

Hardly believeing his eyes, the captain examines the ticket and admits that
our man the tramp is correct.

"Ahem, well O.K.", says the captain, "But you can't come on just now,
I don't want my first-class passengers seeing you.  Come back at midnight
when it's dark and I'll let you on then."

So the tramp finds himself a quiet spot among some cargo cases on the
dockside, and he falls asleep.

"Psst", says a voice, waking him with a start.  It was the captain.
"Hurry up, it's midnight, let's get you to your cabin"

The tramp toddles after the captain, along the dockside, up the gangway,
and onto the ship - and what a ship!

The tramp had *never* in his wildest dreams imagined luxury like this.

First they went doen through the first class level:

Oriental carpets - 6" pile.
A genuine Rembrahndt on every wall.
Leave your shoes outside for cleaning, and the steward brings a new pair.
24 ct gold trim everywhere.


Then the second class:
As above, but perhaps the carpets were only 3" deep.

and so on...

3rd, 4th, 5th class,
.
.
.
.

down past the casinos,
.
.
.
.

and the ballrooms,
.
.
.
.

down through the crew's quarters,

.
.
.
.

down through the galleys, and the engine rooms,
.
.
.
.
 until finally,
.
.

at the lowest point in the ship,
against the very hull,
.
.
the captain opens a watertight door into a tiny 7' x 4' cabin, with
a hammock, a bedside table, and an alarm clock.


"Sheer luxury!" exclaimed the tramp, "A room of my very own."

"I'm glad you like it" replies the captain, "but there is one more thing..."
"Your class of ticket only allows you to use the facilities of the ship,
at night - when all the other passengers are asleep.  So that's what the
alarm clock is for.  Enjoy your cruise."


Well the cruise began, and the tramp had a whale of a time.  Sleeping
by day, and up on deck at night - he loved it.
One-man-tennis, clay pigeon shooting, more food than he'd ever seen...

Then one morning, a week or so into the cruise, the tramp decided he'd
have a go on the diving board of the pool.  He had just enough time for
one dive before he had to go below.

He climbed up the ladder, stepped onto the board tip, bounced, and dived....

...and what a dive...!

Perfectly poised in the air, he hit the water without so much as a ripple.

Now unknown to him, the captain - who'd grown rather fond of the poor old
tramp - was standing watching this.

"That was amazing!" exclaimed the captain, "Where did you learn to dive like
that?"

"Eh, well I've never actually dived before" replied the tramp.

"Well that's incredible!" says the captain, "I've never seen ....">

He broke off.

"Hey, I've an idea", he started again.

"How would you like to train a bit, and we'll put on a show for the
other passengers.  I'll pay you, and you can then afford to go first
class!"

"It's a deal!" says our man.

For the next 3 weeks the tramp practices like he's never practiced.
Back-flips, front-flips, triple-back sideways axled dives, you name it
he tried it.

Then one morning the captain came to talk.

"O.K. I'd like you to stay in your cabin for the next 2 days.  We're
going to erect a high diving board for you."

"O.K." agreed the tramp.


Two days passed, and the big day arrived.  The ship was humming with
excitement.  Everyone wanted to see the mystery diver.
The captain had provided the tramp with a new pair of swimming trunks
and he wore these as he stepped out onto the sun-beaten deck.


Gasps of astonishment from the crowd, and a hushed awe.

Then the tramp turned to regard the diving board.

Higher than the eye could see, towering up and up, rose a slender column
of metal.

"Well tramp" said the captain, shaking his hand, "Let's see what you can do."
And with that the Captain handed him a walkie talkie.

And the tramp began to climb....

up and up ...



up and up ...


higher and higher ...


below him the ship grew smaller ...


up and up ...


on and on ...


past a solitary albatross ...


and still higher, till the ship was but a speck on the ocean below ...


on


and on


.
.
.
.

still further, till the ocean grew dim, and the earth itself began
to shrink...


and higher, ever higher ...



on and on ....


past our moon ...


and on ...


and mars ...


and on ...


higher, and higher , through the asteroid belt,


and on and on towards the diving board,



... past the outer planets, until...


... finally ...

... on the outermost reaches of the Solar System ...


... he reached the board.


He climbed on top and radioed the captain .... and then...

               .
             .' '.
            .     .
           .       .
he jumped .         .
                     .
                     .
                     .
                     .
                     :

slowly at first      :


but speeding up      :
                     :
                     :
                     :

faster, and faster


speeding past Pluto


and the other outer planets
 .
 .
 .
 .
 .
through the asteroid belt:

 .
  .
. 
  . 
   .
  .
 .

	
past Mars,

and the moon,


faster,
and faster,


faster - ever faster,

and by now the earth was growing large in the distance,

the oceans and land masses grew clear,


faster, and faster...


past the albatross,



faster

.
.
.

double-back somersault,

.
.
.

and he could see the ship, tiny in the distance,

.
.
.

hurtling down now, he posed, ready for the final 500 feet,


Down on the ship the crew strained their necks,

"I CAN SEE HIM!" yelled a passenger, "LOOK!!"

The tramp streaked down towards the pool, did a last triple flip, and dove...

NOT A RIPPLE ON THE SURFACE!

DOWN THROUGH THE WATER!

SMASHED THROUGH THE POOL BOTTOM!

DOWN THROUGH THE FIRST DECK!

SMASHING THROUGH THE SECOND!

DOWN!

DOWN!

THROUGH THE CREW'S QUARTERS!

THROUGH THE ENGINE ROOMS!

SMASHING THROUGH HIS OWN LITTLE CABIN!

AND DOWN THROUGH THE STEEL HULL OF THE SHIP!


STILL DOWN...!

.
.





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DEEPER,










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.







DEEPER INTO THE MURKY DEPTHS,






.




..



...





.......



TILL..........
















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.










SMASH!  into into the sea bed, sinking a 37' shaft in the process.

Desperate for air he struggle out of the shaft, his lungs bursting he swam
frantically for the surface.
Up and up, desperate, gasping....

Out of the water, up the ladder onto the deck of the ship, into a throng
wild with acclaim.


HERO!  WONDERFUL!  AMAZING!  BLOODY GOOD SHOW WHAT!


And handing him a heated towel the captain spoke, as a hush fell over
the crowd.

"Well tramp, I have *NEVER* seen anything like that, *EVER*.
That was the most *STUPENDOUS* piece of diving I have ever seen"

The tramp blushed.
The captain went on:

"But tell me; most amazing of all is how you survived smashing through this
boat after you dived - how did you do it."



And the tramp looked at the captain, and the crowd and replied modestly:



"Well you see....













....I'm a poor tramp...













...so you must understand ...















































































... I've been through many a hardship (HARD SHIP) in my life"




BOOM!  BOOM!


HA HA HA HA HA HA HA .... HARD SHIP .... Geddit? ... HARD SHIP ...


HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA  WAIL MOAN HA HA HA HA HA HA


Donations to followup address please.

tk













The sleeping Fountain, Spring 2016




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2017-11-18





IHR HABT DIE UHREN
ICH HABE DIE ZEIT!
(You have the clocks, but I have the time.)

*

...I tell a little joke
about the woman
who ask her lover:
Why is your organ so small?
He replied:
I didn't know
I was playing in a cathedral.
Vicky didn't laugh at all... (Prince)

*

There was a time when the fountain was working...
Some years or decades before...

*

The squirrel had seen: Der Nachtmahr.
Me, too.
It was... outstanding.
I even forgot that I was wet because of a starting rainfall.
The cinema in which the film was running was the Central.
Not many other visitors of the 16h show.
The English subtitles nearly did not disturb.
The music was like from another planet.
Its said that the film had cost 80000€.
Take that, Pixar, Disney, & co.
For me, the cinematic year 2016 is through, I guess...











Mängelexemplar, Spring 2016




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2017-11-18





The squirrel was again with me watching a film.
Seen: Mängelexemplar.
The film was ok.
A can see. Not a must.
If one has two healthy eyes, he/she should consider a bigger cinema...
...instead of the Kant 4.











Red Evening Sky with Moon, 2016-05-11




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Red evening sky with Moon, 2016-05-11...

*

A half day, 12 hours, 720 minutes, looking for an error.
In the German and the English page.
Online. Suddenly in the list of all categories some additional entries appeared.
Nothing found.
At the end I deleted and rewrote the last three entries.
Sometimes its a bit hard being an idiot...

*

If I give you diamonds and pearls...
would you be a happy boy or a girl? (Prince)











Badeanzug 9,99 (H+M27)




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If a man is constantly guilty for what goes on in his mind
then give me the electric chair for all my future crimes... (Prince)











Ivy Park, Spring 2016




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We're thousand miles from comfort.
We have travelled land and sea.
But as long as you're with me
there's no place I'd rather be... (Clean Bandit)











Wernesgrüner Radler




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2017-11-18





Seen: 10 Cloverfield Lane.
After all, a very good SF movie.
Seen in a somewhat small sub-cinema at Potsdamer Platz.
In a German version.
It was still very good, I think.











Style Cut Friseur, Spring 2016




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I know you're always good for surprise... (Bobo in White Wooden Houses)

*

New season, new shop name...
I still don't go there for letting cut my hair.
No one cuts Cutman... :-)











Sleep for Fit, Spring 2016




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2017-11-18





Since Friday eMail doesn't work anymore.
This was announced somewhat, but I didn't expected it that early.
No formal announcement. No alternative.
I don't care...











Against the Hate a Mountain of Cats




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April 5 and I'm already fed up by Summer...











Figure Center Charlottenburg, Spring 2016




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2017-11-18





Eines Tages, wenn alles endet,
sich letztenendes doch noch zum Guten wendet,
werden wir da sein. Und es wird regnen... (Juli)

(One day when everything ends,
finally turn out right,
we will be there. And it will rain...)











Moon, 2016-04-03




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2017-11-18





How many times must a man look up before he sees the sky? (Bob Dylan)

*

I don't have a new camera.
I only had another look at it.
I think it doesn't matter, anyways...

At the next morning there was no Moon anymore.











Kantstrasse Detail, Winter 2015/16




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2017-11-18





Wie ein Sonnenschirm im Plattenbau,
verlor'n im tiefsten Grau,
die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt...
(Juli)

(Like a sunscreen in a plate building,
lost in the deepest grey,
hope dies last...)

*

In 21 minutes Spring begins!











Schokololly Happy Easter Time, Winter 2015/16




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Somewhat early...











Pizza e Pasta, Winter 2015/16




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The former Flasco... even the Latte Macciato seems to be somewhat better... :-)

It seems to stay warm for a longer time.
Even in January.
And it came with two small cookies.
But this may change sometimes in the future...

*

Mama has a new... camera.
16 megapixel.
From Aldi.
I can play with it a little.
This means I have to out at least one day...
Igitt...











Alle elf Minuten verliebt sich ein Single..., Winter 2015/16




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...und die Lücken in unseren Geschichten, da springen wir drüber, die halten uns nicht auf...
(Juli)

(...and the gaps in our stories... we jump over them... they can't stop us...)

*

Dunno...
but I cannot believe that such a blue eyed beauty would need a dating service...











Lower Kudamm, Winter 2015/16 (1-6)




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The squirrel loves cinema...
This time it was watching Carol with me.
The film was really okay...











Stomp, Winter 2015/16




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Its a terrible love and I'm walking with spiders... (Birdy)











Venus over Berlin, Winter 2015/16




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2017-11-18




If automat is empty, look faithfully for the barman.
If automat is full, look faithfully for the barwoman.
(sign on a condom automat)

*

I thought over it. I don't want snow anymore. Thanx.

*

Venus over Berlin, January 9, 2016.
1 - 2 days too late.
Otherwise the Moon would had been visible...











Star, Fall 2015




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...'cause I always thought that I see you again... (Birdy)

*

The photo shows a Chistmas star at an event of the Gruenberg upper school.
One of my two niches was singing there in a chotus for one song...











Hardenbergstraße, blurred, Fall 2015




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Tonight I should have stayed at home, playing with my pleasure zone...
(New Order)

*

Seen: Steve Jobs.
It was ok...











University of Arts Berlin, Fall 2015




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So don't cry for me, 'cause I'm going away,
and I'll be back some lucky day... (Tom Waits)











Alle 11 Minuten verliebt sich ein Single..., Fall 2015




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Every 11 minutes a single falls in love...











White Rose, Fall 2015




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A white rose...

for all dead...

of war and terror...

and for dad, one of the truly uncountered deaths at the German border...











The Squirrel in the Cinema




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A Perfect Day...

Recommended by a female Grece tourist live from Grece.
Sorry.
This film is great.
And it has a positive end.











19. Venus - Jetzt wird's sexy!




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19th Venus - Now it gets sexy...

*

The fortune cookie for the coming week:
You will make up what
you have failed to do.

Wow. That would be a lot...

*

...and when the city sleeps, our dreams are gone... (Boy)











Moon, 28th of September 2015, 4:53 CET DST




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...anywhere with you could be New York... (Boy)

*

It seems that I have forgotten how to use the photo camera.
I couldn't set it manually on infinite.
All pictures I made were done with auto focus.
And are somewhat blurred.
But the lunar eclipse was somewhat great.
I watched it until the Moon came out of the full shadow...











The Rothschild is sold (it wasn't me)




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Gestern war noch nichts und niemand hier,
und jetzt eine ganze Legion hinter dir... (Silbermond)











Open, Driving School, Late Summer 2015




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I'm driving home from your house, fireworks underneath my skin... (Boy)











Accessories you will love, Summer 2015




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I pictured a rainbow, you held it in your hands.
I saw the crescent, you saw the whole of the Moon... (Waterboys)











Theater des Westens, Detail, Summer 2015




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2017-11-18





I like to keep my issues strong,
its always darkest before the dawn... (Florence and the Machine)

*

The start of fall.
Lets hope its better than the summer was...











RiAZ SACK, Summer 2015




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Notausgang! - Emergency Exit.
Something I look for..
I would had tested it...
if it would had been reachable.

On the other hand I'm still waiting for Skotty to beam me up...

*

Fallin' for a guy who fell down from the sky... (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

*

News from the rose...
The second series of blossoms is already loosing its flowers,
but there is a third series of blossoms growing.
Five or six blossoms.
They will be probably blooming still in autumn.
I'm even hoping to have a living rose in winter, if nothing bad is happening.

After winter... i don't know...











Every 7th Berliner cannot read what's written here




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The newspaper and cigarette shop at the upper Kudamm...
Until the day of the photo it still had Reyno 100's...

*

I probably know already the album of the year.
Boy, we were here.
Its short. But nevertheless outstanding.

*

Take off your shoes now, you've come a long way,
you've walked all these miles and now you're in the right place... (Boy)











The old and the new Rose, Late Summer 2015




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The old and the new rose...
or: Remembering Summer...

*

I'm a looser, baby, so why don't you kill me? (Beck)

*

At least until the end of this month I've planned to put the balcony flowers into earth.
Really.
I can do that.
I mean, for sure.
They are already in earth, but I will put them together in balcony boxes.
Hopefully they will survive another winter, then...











us, Summer 2015




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...or the last two letters of Bauhaus.











Kitty, Summer 2015




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...you know some time you're bound to leave her,
but for now you're gonna stay... in the year of the cat.
(Al Stewart)

*

Seen: While We're Young (German title: Gefuehlt Mitte Zwanzig).
No real gag. No fun. No real complications.
Somewhat boring. (IMHO)











c/o Berlin, Hardenbergstraße, Summer 2015




Annual set 13Image 65
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2015-06-23
Online since:2015-07-14 (planned)
2017-11-18





Someone's found a way to break into my mind... (Unkle)











Statue, Heerstraße, Late Spring 2015




Annual set 13Image 64
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Kategorie:Streetview
From:2015-06-14
Online since:2015-07-07 (planned)
2017-11-18





...cause its witchcraft... (Frank Sinatra)

*

One year ago was the last complete day out there.
There were some last courses I missed.
I sat in the corridor hall and waited.
Maybe four houres, maybe more.
I think I missed lunch.
It was the last time I saw her...











Calzedonia, Summer 2015




Annual set 13Image 63
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2015-06-14
Online since:2015-07-01 (planned)
2017-11-18





Really managed it not to find the IN-Berlin, again.
Don't care, anyways.
There will be another month, another chance...











Victoria, Summer 2015




Annual set 13Picture 62
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Cinema
From:2015-06-23
Online since:2015-06-25 (planned)
2017-11-18





Seen: Victoria.
One Girl. One City. One Night. One Take.
Even better than "Als sie träumten"...











Mierendorffplatz while the Clouds break, Late Spring 2015




Annual set 13Picture 60
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Underground
From:2015-06-13
Online since:2015-06-17 (planned)
2017-11-18





Late at night I run trough streets and empty corridors.
I find my counterpoint inside a red room lost behind a door...
(Delphic)











Berlin awakes at 5 a.m.




Annual set 13Picture 58
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Kategorie:Astronomy
From:2015-06-03
Online since:2015-06-03 (planned)
2017-11-18





Berlin awakes at 5 a.m.











Man isst glücklich, Spring 2015




Annual set 13Picure 56
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Food
From:2015-03-03
Online since:2015-06-01 (planned)
2017-11-18





...a couple of bucks from you to go walzing Mathilda... (Tom Waits)











Zum kleinen Markt, Spring 2015




Annual set 13Image 53
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shops
From:2015-05-08
Online since:2015-05-15 (planned)
2017-11-18





Important!!!
We collect for
homeless
&people in need!
Urgent!
Shoes also
oversized!

How unimporlant compared to that that I can't reach the net formore than a week now...











Berlin, Spring 2015




Annual set 13Image 52
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Landmark
From:2015-05-02
Online since:2015-05-10 (planned)
2017-11-18





Seen: the first swallows.
Everything else is irrelevant...











The Squirrel at the Mierendorffplatz




Annual set 13Image 51
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Plusch Animals
From:2015-04-27
Online since:2015-05-05 (planned)
2017-11-18





No comment.











Alle 11 Minuten verliebt sich ein Single...




Annual set 13Image 50
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2015-04-12
Online since:2015-05-01
2017-11-18





Every 11 minutes a single falls in love... through Parship.

The halftime comes somewhat early this year.
So I can become ill for a quarter of a year and still have no problems to get the 100 images together...











Kleid 14,99 (H+M 26)




Annual set 13Picture 49
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2015-04-07
Online since:2015-04-28
2017-11-18





A classic H+M ad.
It was visible only for a few days...











Berlin, Neueröffnung! (Spring 2015)




Annual set 13Image 45
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kantstraße
Category:Shopping Window
From:2015-04-08
Online since:2015-04-12
2017-11-18





Berlin, new opening!











This Way, Spring 2015




Annual set 13Image 44
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2015-04-07
Online since:2015-04-08
2017-11-18





...the rooftops are for dreamers...

*

103 hours.
I should be happy...

Seen: Shaun the Sheep Movie.
An ok film.
I was a bit tired so that my eyes took a pause for some time in the middle of the film.
I left the cinema as the last visitor...











Remembering Winter (2015)




Annual set 13Image 43
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Plants
From:2015-03-19
Online since:2015-04-04
2017-11-18





Remembering winter...
I got the easternbells (I'm currently to lazy to look for the true name) in the mid of the coldest time of year.
Normally. This year the winter was somewhat mild. - It was ok for this year.
But don't get used to it...

I'm currently 44 hours without a cigarette.
The smells are rising... again. (No idea if this is somewhat like English...)
I don't want that. Take it back. Thanks in advance.











Intimissimi, Spring 2015




Annual set 13Image 42
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2015-03-20
Online since:2015-03-30
2017-11-18





You've got that James Dean daydream look in your eyes...(Taylor Swift)

*

My next film will be Shaun the Sheep Movie.
Maybe I'm somewhat to old for the movie.
But I've got a good excuse: I like to enhance my English...

I'll see it in the original version...











Yoga to go, S/U-Bahnhof Jungfernheide




Annual set 13Picture 41
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2015-03-20
Online since:2015-03-25
2017-11-18





The slogan used again.
I have no idea why I made this picture.
But afterwards I remembered a photography I made long ago.
About three years ago...

*

You think that you're deep under my skin,
you trying to keep me suffering
if you use your words as a weapon,
but as a weapon I shed no tears.
(Birdy)











40 Sorts of Ice, close to Closing Time, Spring 2015




Annual set 13Picture 40
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorf
Category:Streetview
From:2015-03-20
Online since:2015-03-22
2017-11-18





My second ice of the year.
I tested all the ice they had left... 15 minutes before closing time...

*

Are you wasting my time... and your time... everytime?
Well you making it hard, I won't show you my cards that you game and you lost.
Do I want you at all? Okay, just a bit, I hate to admit...
kind of... sometimes... maybe...
(Jessie Ware)











Solar Eclipse, Spring 2015




Annual set 13Picture 39
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Astronomy
From:2015-03-20
Online since:2015-03-21
2017-11-18





The Solar eclipse at the start of spring.
I've managed it to produce no acceptable picture.
22 photos.
And I will SHOW THEM ALL!

Well...

Maybe not.

Only if there will be nothing better in the future...

I wasn't shocked or even sad.
Maybe a bit frustrated. But only a bit.
Somehow it was strange that the light filter didn't work right, anymore.
I even got difficulties to find the sun through the filter foil sometimes.
Viewing through the foil worked fine.
Before the end of the eclipse my mom called for lunch.
Doesn't matter.
The next Solar eclipse might be at October 25... 2022.
Until then I'm dead...
or maybe better prepared.











At the Delphi, Winter 2014/15




Annual set 13Image 36
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2015-03-10
Online since:2015-03-12
2017-11-18





I was dying to see you...
dying to be with you...

Edie Brickell turned 49 this Tuesday.
Its strange to realize that people who looks somewhat old on some photos are in fact younger than oneself.
I've two CD's by Edie Brickell.
Shooting rubberbands... and her self named album.
I somewhat like both of them, but I love "you come back" on her self named album.
It might be that I've missed some of her greater songs, though...

*

I think I heard it on the radio:
Q: How many poshups can Chuck Norris do? - A: All.











A100, Winter 2014/15




Annual set 13Image 35
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2015-03-07
Online since:2015-03-09
2017-11-18





Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out... (Alanis Morissette)











RIP Henriette, Winter 2014/15




Annual set 13Picture 34
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2015-03-04
Online since:2015-03-05
2017-11-18





Henriette died at one day in winter.
Its so sad...

*

...and everything I do is wrong,
but at least I'm hanging on... (Aimee Mann)











Fasanen 77, Winter 2014/15




Annual set 13Picture 33
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kantstraße
Category:Streetview, S-Bahn
From:2015-02-21
Online since:2015-03-03
2017-11-18





From now on your troubles will be miles away...











Rose and Guitar, Winter 2014/15




Annual set 13Picture 31
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:View to the outside, Plants
From:2015-02-20
Online since:2015-02-27
2017-11-18





A view to the dying rose.
Aside the guitar.
I'm not playing anymore.
Behore the stroke I played at least around Chistmas time for myself a bit.
Last year I caouldn't convince my hand to function for it.
Also I lost any wish to play guitar...

Seen: Birdman.
Not impressed.











Cat, Winter 2014/15




Annual set 13Picture 26
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Animals
From:2015-02-02
Online since:2015-02-22
2017-11-18





Originally this cat was planned for the international day of the cat.
But I simply cannot wait...











At the Wilmersdorfer Straße, Winter 2014/15




Annual set 13Picture 25
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2015-02-16
Online since:2015-02-21
2017-11-18





The street is getting empty. Its after 8 p.m.

*

Don't answer me, don't break the silence, don't let me in...

Heard on the radio.
The Alan Parsons Project.
Parts of their albums were really bad.
But the one or the other were exceptional.
Sorry. I'm too lazy to find the LP's out of the shelf...











Inherent Vice, Winter 2014/15




Annual set 13Picture 24
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kantstraße
Category:Cinema
From:2015-02-16
Online since:2015-02-17
2017-11-18





Seen: Inherent Vice.
My first feeling was: An extraordinary film.
For a bit more than two hours I was able to forget the reality.
There were some funny parts where I could laugh.
After sleeping over it the film at least stayed worth to watch it...











Bagel Bacon-Ei




Annual set 13Image 23
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Food
From:2015-02-02
Online since:2015-02-14
2017-11-18





Bright Lights, Big City, she dreams of love.
Bright Lightsm Big City, he lives to run...











Mierendorffplatz at the Winter 2014/15




Annual set 13Picture 20
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Kategorie:Streetview
From:2015-02-02
Online since:2015-02-05
2017-11-18





he went and took up with a Salvation Army Band girl
they played dirty water from a swordfishtrombone...
(Tom Waits)

*

91 hours.
Couldn't get Double Bubble chewing-gum...

Anyway.
Next time I'll maybe reach at least a 100 hours.

I've also found out the next film I like to see.
The Imitation Game.
Maybe it will win one or the other Oscar...











Aktionspreis, Winter 2014/15




Annual set 13Picture 19
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Plants
From:2015-02-02
Online since:2015-02-03
2017-11-18





60 hours without a cigarette.
Dunno how to come through this day.

...we don't regret a thing, so do you... (Claire)











reinkommen... ...rankommen, Winter 2014/15




Annual set 13Image 18
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2015-01-28
Online since:2015-01-31
2017-11-18





From tomorrow on I will stop smoking.
For the whole February.
There are only a few cigarettes left.
I asked the man in the kiosk if he has Double Bubble chewing gum.
Their taste was somewhat special.
Even after an hour or so.
I doubt they still exsist...











Heart, Late Fall 2014




Annual set 13Picture 17
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Events
From:2014-12-04
Online since:2015-01-29
2017-11-18





Fallen...
Strange...
I thought I was over this...

Nothing happened.

Smile... don't complicate my time...
Smile... don't ask me if I'm fine...
(Olive)











#weilwirdichlieben, Winter 2014/15




Annual set 13Picture 12
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2015-01-21
Online since:2015-01-21
2017-11-18





We have seen you on the hand of your mother.
Later then with pigtails and school bag.
And last week with a big knapsack -
at the start of your big travel around the world.
We would have traveled with you
for not missing the most important things.

#weilwirdichlieben / because we love you.

At the next day the ad was already overpainted...











Moon, January 18, 2015




Annual set 13Picture 11
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Astronomy
From:2015-01-18
Online since:2015-01-18
2017-11-18





What disturbs me at beer are the female hormons. You talk nonesense and you cannot drive the car anymore. (Ol, translated)











Open, Mierendorffplatz, Winter 2014/15




Annual set 13Picture 7
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2015-01-08
Online since:2015-01-10
2017-11-18





The image could be also titled "Kids Cheeseburger", "XL Hamburger Menü" or "XL Cheeseburger Menü"...
The picture shows a fake door of my favoured pizzeria and doener shop.
And a part of a price/advertising list.
I still like to sit outside.
One of the guys asked me if its not a bit cold to sit there.
I said no. And its truly not too cold.
Only the meal looses its temperature somewhat fast.
But as a compensation you can have a lush cola...

*

How could you keep forgetting
I wanted it all...
(Jessie Ware)











Deloitte, Kantstraße, Winter 2014/15




Annual set 13Picture 6
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2015-01-06
Online since:2015-01-08
2017-11-18





A theory of everything.
(In German the film title is something more like "the discovery of infinity".
A somewhat stupid title, me thinks.)
But the film was ok.
Dunno if the ranking will be still "worth to see" at the end of this year, but it will stay at least "acceptable".
The next film I like to see next week is also already selected: St. Vincent.

We build the city with our hands
and called it broken promised land...
(Claire)











Open, Late Fall 2014




Annual set 13Picture 5
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shopping Window
From:2014-12-20
Online since:2015-01-06
2017-11-18





80 hours.
No more counting.
That was all.

I only wanna team with you, we could dream it all...
don't wanna stop the thought of you and I forever...
(Jessie Ware)











Savoy Hotel, Late Fall 2014




Annual set 13Picture 3
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2014-12-08
Online since:2015-01-01
2017-11-18





The Savoy Hotel as seen from in front of the Delphi...











Berlin, Late Fall 2014




Annual set 13Picture 1
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:S-Bahn
From:2014-12-08
Online since:2014-12-30
2017-11-18





The 13th series starts here... what a lucky number...












Magic in the Moonlight, Late Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 100
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Cinema
From:2014-12-08
Online since:2014-12-12





A film probably worth to see...
Probably it will be my last film in 2014.

With this picture the series no. 12 is finished.
Against all odds.
No idea if I will start a 13th.
This will be seen at the end of this month.
Or at the beginning of the next year.
I have already 2 or 3 snapshots I could show.
No idea if I will.
In tarot the no. 13 stand for The Death.
Lets hope for the best...

You have to paint the sky... paint it blue...











The greatest Loss, Late Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 99
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:View to the outside
Date:2014-12-05
Online since:2014-12-07





It would be ok if it was that way...

There will be no official top list this year.
So here is an inofficial list...

records of the year (*probably best)
Claire - The Great Escape*
30 Seconds to Mars - Love Lust Faith Dreams
Jessie Ware - tough love
Angus & Julia Stone
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
Clean Bandit - new eyes
Taylor Swift - 1989

coolest song
Claire - Roll Down Run South (currently heard 450 times, still cool)

runner up
Jessie Ware - You & I
Taylor Swift - Shake in off

nearly cool song
Andreas Burani - Auf anderen Wegen

best classic recorging
Georges Bizet - Carmen (Claudio Abbado, 1978)

coolest moovie 2014
Isao Takahata - Die Legende der Prinzessin Kaguya

Runner up (Moovie)
Woody Allen - Megic in the Moonlight
Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave

maybe best unseen film 2014
Alexander Payne - Nebraska

Best Book 2014
No Book, sorry.

Best Comic 2014
No comic, sorry.

most seen this year
maybe Juwelo (its completely senseless)

most surprising fact 2014
my computer is still running even after 12 years

fortune cookie of the year
Rely on your faculty of judgement
wherever your friends are concerned.











30 Years of Model Trains at the Mierendorffplatz, Late Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 97
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shops
From:2014-12-01
Online since:2014-12-02





I'm not in love, so don't forget it,
It's just a silly phase I'm going through...











Moon, November 27, 2014




Annual set 12Picture 96
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Astronomy
From:2014-11-27
Online since:2014-11-29





Sorry.

...endless days and salty taste...











Segor.de, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 95
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shops
From:2014-11-27
Online since:2014-11-28 (planned)





No comment.











Our Barber at the Mieri, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 94
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2014-11-26
Online since:2014-11-27 (planned)





Roll Down Run South
We will never grow old
Our turn is now...











In the Kant Cinema, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 93
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Cinema
From:2014-11-24
Online since:2014-11-26 (planned)





All new plants at the balcony are still living. Even the rose.
Maybe it would be somewhat cold for then, it they would know the feeling...











Top 34,99 (H+M 25)




Annual set 12Picture 88
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2014-11-10
Online since:2014-11-17





Currently on the computer: Jessy Ware. (Maybe a bit 'better' than Taylor Swift... only mybe.)











Mango Kleid, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 86
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2014-11-10
Online since:2014-11-13





Early Christmas.
For me its already over.
The gift today (12.): 3 balcony-boxes with earth.
Now I only have to place the winter plants in it.

On heavy rotation: Taylor Swift, Shake it off.
(I know, I know: it can't get much worse... but at least its somewhat happy...)











The former Telefunken-Hochhaus seen from the Car, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 85
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2014-11-07
Online since:2014-11-12





I was in a cinema lately.
Finally.
The film was CitizenFour.
Not impressed.

On the computer: The Cardigans, Life.











Gedächtniskirche, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 83
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Kategorie:Landmark
From:2014-11-07
Online since:2014-11-09





The Gedächtniskirche. Somewhat blurry. Like my memories from 25 years ago...











Creme caramel 8.88, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 82
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shops
From:2014-11-06
Online since:2014-11-07





All new plants are still alive.

On the Computer currently playing: Fleetwood Mac...











Mierendorffplatz at the Evening Dawn, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 81
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Locatiom:Charlottenburg
Kategorie:Streetview
From:2014-11-04
Online since:2014-11-06





At the beginning of the week the fountain was deactivated.
What else can I say except maybe... Bye. Maybe seeing you next year.











Platten Pedro, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 80
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shops
From:2014-11-04
'Online since:2014-11-05





I nearly cannot believe this, but it seem that I have never shown a picture of Platten Pedro.
Its a shop for second hand vinyl.
There was a time when I was going to Platten Pedro and looked through the boxes with vinyl only records.
I dunno why I'm not doing it anymore.
Maybe, if I'm still alive, I'll go there next summer and look again through the boxes of records...











Kleid 14,99 (H+M24)




Annual set 12Picture 79
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Kategorie:Ads
From:2014-10-31
Online since:2014-11-03





Ok. The pucture is slanted.
Its not intentionally. It simply happened.

All plants are still alive.











50 Jahre krass, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 77
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2014-10-31
Online since:2014-11-01





Today is the day.
Now I'm living 25 years in my own flat.











The Ape at the Underground Station Bismarckstrasse, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 76
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:U-Bahn
From:2014-10-31
Online since:2014-10-31





Halloween.
When I was young I think there was no celebration of halloween.
Or reformation day.
But the buß- und bettag was a free wednesday.











Wilmersdorfer / Kantstrasse, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Pinture 75
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview, Graffiti
From:2014-10-29
Online since:2014-10-30





Kant / Wilmersdorfer.
The flowers are still alive...

The main motive of the picture is the graffiti at the wall of the building.











At the upper Kudamm, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 74
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2014-10-27
Online since:2014-10-27





At the upper Kudamm.
Maybe I had the last ice of the year there.
Maybe not...











The Raven at the Schlossbrücke




Annual set 12Picture 73
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Graffiti
From:2013-10-31
Online since:2014-10-25





The raven at the Schlossbrücke.
This graffiti was removed very fast (if my memory serves me right).

All new plants are still alive... Maybe today I'll buy some more.











Mierendorffplatz in Fall




Annual set 12Picture 71
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Places
From:2014-10-20
Online since:2014-10-21





The rose and the other new flowers are still alive.
The rose seems to got some more blossoms.
Or I only haven't seen them up till now.

The fountain at the Mierendorffplatz is still activated...











Yellow Rose, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 70
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Nature
From:2014-10-18
Online since:2014-10-20





I'm an idiot. I will never get this through the winter. But I must try it...











In Front of the Amtsgericht, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 68
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2014-10-16
Online since:2014-10-17





I had 1 1/2 hours time to make this photo...
I think the date was inevitable.
I had to go to a legal person with the person who cares for me.
Before my illness I would had made this distance by foot.
But at that day I possibly wouldn't had made it in time.
So I took a taxi and was there too early.
My lighter got broken so I couldn't even had a cigarette.
After the date I were driving by bus back and had two actual hamburger.
Still no cigarette.
On my way home I finally got a working lighter.
Nearly at home I stopped at the usual cafe (shown by image 29).
Nearly two hours, two cafe latte macciato, and three cigarettes later I finally got home...











Cafe BrotZeit, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 67
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2014-10-15
Online since:2014-10-16





The first three or four times when visiting the pizzeria I sat inside of it.
But now I normally take a place outside.
I can watch the people going by and have a smoke.
I think I will sit outside even in december or so...











Calzedonia, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 66
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:U-Bahn, Ads
From:2014-10-10
Online since:2014-10-15





An advertisement in the underground.











S Train Station Halensee, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 63
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:S-Bahn
From:2014-10-10
Online since:2014-10-11
2017-11-18





Originally it wasn't planned that the camera would be visible.
Anyways.
The picture gets a little retro-futuristic touch with it...











Traumtänzer, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 62
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2014-10-10
Online since:2014-10-10





Traumtaenzer. Dreamdancer.











Mierendorffplatz, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 61
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2014-10-06
Online since:2014-10-07





The Mierendorffplatz in fall.











Underground Station Richard-Wagner-Platz Detail




Annual set 12Picture 59
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:U-Bahn
From:2014-09-30
Online since:2014-10-03





A detail at the underground station Richard-Wagner-Platz.
Like nearly every year I've bought the Kosmos-Himmelsjahr there.
Lets hope that 2015 will be better than the ourgoing year...

By the way: the computer is still untouched in its box...











Blossoming Spider Plant, Fall 2014




Annual set 12Picture 57
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Plants
From:2014-09-23
Online since:2014-09-29





A blossoming spider plant.











Magic Wire, Late Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 56
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2014-09-21
Online since:2014-09-27





Magic Wire.

I have a new computer.
In the older days this was a noticably message.
Nowadays its nothing special.
Its like "I travel to Mallorca this year, again".
For me its still special.
Allthough the price irritates me.
A new computer for 500 Euro seems strange.
Even the DVD drive alone would had been more expensive in the older days.
A programmable calculator like the HP-something would had cost about 500 Euro - 1000 DM.
It had been able to play checkers or even chess.
It had these small magnetic stripes to save or load data.
I never had one. Too expensive.
Now I have an Acer Aspire.
Still in the box.
Dunno when I will activate it.
At least it has a name already.
Luna.











View through the Kitchen Window, Late Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 55
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:View to the Outside
From:2014-09-21
Online since:2014-09-25





A view through the kitchen window these days.

The number of my typing errors is still high.
No idea what to do against it...











Waning Moon, 18.9.2014




Annual set 12Picture 54
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Astronomy
From:2014-09-18
Online since:2014-09-24





The eaning Moon of 18.9.2014.











The small Black, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 53
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2014-09-16
Online since:2014-09-23





The little Black.











Mushrooms, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 52
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Nature
From:2014-09-09
Online since:2014-09-22





Mushrooms on a tree stump.

Tomorrow in the early morning there is the start of fall.
The terrible summer is finally over.











Fruits, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 51
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shops
From:2014-09-16
Online since:2014-09-20





A fruit shop at the Kudamm.
By the way: I've displaced my wrist watch.
It must be still in my flat, but I dunno where.
If anyone sees a somewhat grabbed solar watch, please tgive me a hint...











EROS, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 50
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:S-Bahn, Graffiti
From:2014-09-16
Online since:2014-09-19





Halftime.
There were moments in the last half year where I wouldn't had bet on the fact that I would experience that event...











Moon, 7.9.2014




Annual set 12Picture 49
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Astronomy
From:2014-09-07
Online since:2014-09-17





The lavender has died.
Dunno if I had watered too much or if it was too dark for it.
If the scallolding is deconstructed I'll try again...











Henriette on a Summer Day, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 46
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2014-09-04
Online since:2014-09-10 (planned)





I'm sorry. I'm too dumb for this world. Especially for mobile telephones...











Mango Ad, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 45
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2014-09-04
Online since:2014-09-09 (planned)





Offline for 7 days.
Maybe I try some of the other cables today.
Maybe I don't.











The upper Kudamm close to Midnight, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 37 - 42
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2014-08-29
Online since:2014-08-31





Another story you might miss...











The Charlottenburg-Buddy-Bear revisited, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 36
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Buddy Bears
From:2014-08-29
Online since:2014-08-30





When I made this picture I still thought I would get the BerlinCard at the Rathaus...











From the Wilmersdorfer Arcades, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 35
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Plants
From:2014-08-28
Online since:2014-08-29





No comment.











1p, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 34
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Graffiti
From:2014-08-26
Online since:2014-08-28





No comment.











Pizzeria Mierendorffstraße, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 33
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Kategorie:View to the Outside
From:2014-08-26
Online since:2014-08-27





No comment.











Sunflower, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 32
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Plants
From:2014-08-25
Online since:2014-08-25





I heard Abba again... They are still good... even after 40 years.











View out of the Bathroom, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 31
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:View to the Outside
From:2014-08-24
Online since:2014-08-24





No comment.











Sömmeringstraße Streetpark, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 30
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2014-08-22
Online since:2014-08-23





This week I war three or four times shopping.
I think I should limit that a bit.
After all, who needs Daim Riegel?
But I also bought a new lavender plant.
Lets dope that the plant will survive me, if only for some days...











Flasco on a early Afternoon, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 29
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2014-08-22
Online since:2014-08-22





No English version.











Advertiding Pillar at the Sömmeringstrasse, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 28
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Kategorie:Streetview
From:2014-08-20
Online since:2014-08-21





The image could be also called "Thank you for the Music"...











Balkony, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 26
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:View to the Outside
From:2014-08-18
Online since:2014-08-19





A view to the outside.
If one look more catefully, one would notice with me pieces of old wall paint on the wall...











Books to Read at the Mierendorffplatz, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 25
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2014-08-18
Online since:2014-08-18





No Comment.











Henriette on a somewhat rainy early Afternoon




Annual set 12Picture 24
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2014-08-15
Online since:2014-08-17





The Henriette on an early afternoon.
It had rained somewhat...











Moon, 14.8.2014




Annual set 12Picture 23
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Astronomy
From:2014-08-14
Online since:2014-08-14





The somewhat waning nearly full moon over Berlin.

Yesterday I finally listened to Carmen from Bizet.
I nearly needed three minutes, until I got the old stereo system to work.
Related to the music: I nearly could cry... But this time really only nearly.

By the way, this time its really official: My weight is below a 100 kilogram...
Today after a five says pause I could go to the toilet. After that I had to go to the scales immediately.
This might not be a new record, because in the REHA I got one day longer.

The real motive of the wicture above is the construction fence, by the way.
They had said that it will last until the end of September. Optimistic.











The Root of all Evil




Annual set 12Picture 22
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Locatiion:Charlottenburg
Category:Shops
From:2014-08-12
Online since:2014-08-14





Another story you will miss. Sorry.











Moon, 12.8.2014




Annual set 12Picture 21
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Clou
Category:Astronomy
From:2014-08-12
Online since:2014-08-12





Yesterday I got Carmen by Bizet.
Life can sometimes be beautiful.
(But mostly its one shit after another.)











Wolke 4, Winter 2013/14




Annual set 12Picture 19
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Nature
From:2014-02-20
Online since:2014-08-09





No comment.












Cloud 3, Winter 2013/14




Annual set 12Picture 18
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Nature
From:2014-02-20
Online since:2014-08-08





No comment.











Cloud 2, Winter 2013/14




Annual set 12Picture 17
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Nature
From:2014-02-20
Online since:2014-08-06





No comment.











Cloud 1, Winter 2013/14




Annual set 12Picture 16
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Nature
From:2014-02-20
Online since:2014-08-04





Sorry. No English version.











50 Years GROOVY, Summer 2014




Annual set 12Picture 15
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2014-07-29
Online since:2014-07-30





I'm alive, still.
Somewhat...











Early Blossoms, Winter 2013/14




Annual set 12Picture 12
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Nature
From:2014-02-21
Online since:2014-02-26





Early Blossoms.
For a moment the name of them slipped me.
Now I know them again. They are crocuses.
They are really early this year. And they are only a few.











1up, Winter 2013/14




Annual set 12Picture 11
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Graffiti
From:2014-02-09
Online since:2014-02-23





A graffiti on a DB servicestore.











S-Bahn-Graffiti, Spider, Winter 2013/14




Annual set 12Picture 10
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Graffiti, S-Bahn
From:2014-01-19
Online since:2014-02-16





A graffiti at a S-Bahn waggon. Its easy to read this time.











Zoo-Palast, Winter 2013/14




Annual set 12Picture 9
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Cinema
From:2014-01-10
Online since:2014-02-05





The Zoo-Palast in Winter 2013/14.
Fresh renovated. Finally.
For me it will remain the real Berlinale palace.











Berlin Clock, 18:03h, Winter 2013/14




Annual set 12Picture 8
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Berlin Clock
From:2014-01-10
Online since:2014-01-28





The Berlin Clock in Winter 2013/14.
The light at the first minute is somewhat broken for a longer time.

On the way to the clock I've also visited the Buddy Bear at the Europa-Center.
Its name is Pablo-Bär.
In some way its obvious.











Mango Ad Otto-Suhr-Allee, Late Fall 2013




Annual set 12Picture 5
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2013-12-09
Online since:2014-01-14





The Otto-Suhr-Allee shortly before the Ernst-Reuter-Platz in late autumn.
I was on my way to see "Inside Llewyn Davis" in the Delphi.
By the way: I have not increased the contrast at this picture. It shows, too.











S-Bahn Ad on the Ring (H+M 22.3)




Annual set 12Picture 4
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2013-11-27
Online since:2014-01-10





I have no idea where I made this photo.
It must have been somewhere on the S-Bahn ring.
I have increased the contrast of the image a bit. It shows.











S-Bahn Ad on the Ring (H+M 22.2)




Annual set 12Picture 3
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2013-11-27
Online since:2014-01-08





I have no idea where I took this photo, anymore.
It must be one of the stations of the S-Bahn ring.
But I cannot say which one.











Kant-Kino, Winter 2013/14




Annual set 12Picture 2
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Cinema
From:2013-12-30
Online since:2014-01-07





The Kant-Kino in the Kantstraße.
Seen inside: "Only Lovers Left Alive".
An okay film, nothing that special.
But there were nice sayings in that film.
I don't remember any of them,
only the one which was also in the advertisings:
"We will have real big fun together."

By the way: Last year I've also seen "Blue Jasmine" and "Inside Llewyn Davis".
All in all it was a good cinematic year with "The Broken Circle" as the highlight.
One interesting thing: All four named films got English titles in their German versions.
This was also true for "Startrek: Into Darkness", "The Bling Ring", "Gravity",
"World War Z", "Ender's Game", "No!", "Before Midnight", "Django Unchained", and
probably some films I haven't seen. No assessment. Only a detection.

I have forgotten to put the links on the 2014 pages right.
There were already 13 bad accesses to them.
This should be alright now.
There is always something to forget, when the year changes...











Moon over the Brahestraße, Winter 2013/14




Annual set 12Picture 1
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Astronomy, Streetview
From:2014-01-05
Online since:2014-01-07





My first picture 2014.
The Moon over the Brahestraße.












S-Bahn-Graffiti, Birds




Annual set 11Picture 100
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:S-Bahn, Graffiti
From:2013-12-08
Online since:2013-12-31





Just another S-Bahn graffiti.











S-Bahn-Graffiti, Otelo




Annual set 11Picture 99
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:S-Bahn, Graffiti
From:2013-11-30
Online since:2013-12-30





A S-Bahn graffiti.
Currently it gets more and more...











Schwarzes Cafe, Kantstraße, Late Fall 2013




Annual set 11Picture 95
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2013-12-09
Online since:2013-12-20





The Black Cafe (Schwarzes Cafe).
Its a bit insignificant.
I had visited it once.
But not at that day.











Paris Bar revisited, Kantstraße, Late Fall 2013




Annual set 11Picture 94
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2013-11-12
Online since:2013-12-16





An image from the Paris Bar, without the rests of the wall on the middle of the street...











Streetview, Kantstraße, Late Fall 2013




Annual set 11Picture 93
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2013-12-09
Online since:2013-12-14





Its Christmas time, and even in the Kantstraße the tree illumination is burning...











9 Mini Buddy Bears, Kantstraße, Fall 2013




Annual set 11Picture 92
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shopping Window, Buddy Bears
From:2013-11-04
Online since:2013-12-08





9 Mini Buddy Bears at the Kantstraße...











The Egypt, Kantstraße, Fall 2013




Annual set 11Picture 91
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shopping Window
From:2013-11-04
Online since:2013-12-03





Once again: the Egypt at Kantstraße...











Light Installation Bleibtreustraße, Fall 2013




Annual set 11Picture 90
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview, S-Bahn
From:2013-11-04
Online since:2013-11-30





Next to the Filmkunst 66 there is the S-Bahn bridge with light installation.
The lights are changing regulary from green to violet and back.











Filmkunst 66, Fall 2013




Annual set 11Picture 89
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Cinema
From:2013-11-04
Online since:2013-11-26





The Filmkunst 66 in fall 2013.
Seen inside: "Inside Wikileaks".
A so lala film. (Dunno if this is ok in English.)











The last Red, Fall 2013




Annual set 11Picture 81
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2013-10-23
Online since:2013-10-30





The last red of a sunset.











Drink a Coke with Berlin




Annual set 11Picture 79
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2013-10-01
Online since:2013-10-06





Okay.
This is really an ad.
But its also a real Berlin picture.
I ask myself if this ad is in other cities with other city names.











Kudamm, Rohmir, Fall 2013




Annual set 11Picture 78
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads, Streetview
From:2013-10-01
Online since:2013-10-06





Last year I had presented a similar picture.
It seems, that the shops on the right side had changed.











Jil Sander, Fall 2013




Annual set 11Picture 77
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shop Window, Ads
From:2013-10-01
Online since:2013-10-03





A picture of a shopping window of the Kudamm.











Cinema Paris, Fall 2013




Annual set 11Picture 76
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Cinema
From:2013-10-01
Online since:2013-10-02





Before it might be closed down, here a photo of the Cinema Paris.











The Space Between Us, Fall 2013




Annual set 11Picture 75
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2013-09-22
Online since:2013-09-23





This is an ad where you want to know what it stands for.
I think I'll never know.











1 Mile close to Berlin, Summer 2013




Annual set 11Picture 74
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Landmark
From:2013-09-02
Online since:2013-09-07





This is a landmark in the more literal sense.
On that day the summer in Berlin took a little pause.











The new Buddy Bear at the Europa-Center, Summer 2013




Annual set 11Picture 73
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Buddy Bears
From:2013-08-08
Online since:2013-09-01





A new Buddy Bear at the Europa-Center.
I was so surprised that I didn't look for his name.











Berlin Clock, 16:18h CET DST, Summer 2013




Annual set 11Picture 72
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Berlin Clock
From:2013-08-08
Online since:2013-08-25





The Berlin Clock in the Summer 2013.
Yet there is a broken light.
It doesn't matter. The main thing is that its still there and it works.











Underground Station Wittenbergplatz, Summer 2013




Annual set 11Picture 71
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:U-Bahn, Streetview
From:2013-08-08
Online since:2013-08-22





The underground station Wittenbergplatz.
With Litfasssäulen.
Litfasssäulen against forgetting.
70-80 years after the events.
The display next to the underground station on the right side does the same.
Since years and decades.
The Litfassäulen are only temporary, I suppose.
The display will stay.











Look at all the fucks I give, Summer 2013




Annual set 11Picture 69
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2013-08-05
Online since:2013-08-16





Look at all the fucks I give.
No idea what *that* stands for.
(You can look in the Internet for Marla Blumenblatt, anyways.
She seems to be a singer in a band.)
But its funny anyways.











Outside Ads hits. Everybody. Summer 2013




Annual set 11Picture 68
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:U-Bahn, Ads
From:2013-08-04
Online since:2013-08-14





Outside ads hits. Everybody.
May be.
The deceitful is: Everybody thinks, not me.











International Day of the Cat, Summer 2013




Annual set 11Picture 65
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Animals
From:2013-08-03
Online since:2013-08-07





Tomorrow is the international day of the cat.
Normally one shouldn't take a picture of other peoples windows,
but I hope the cat has nothing against it.
I hope even more that the owner has nothing against it
or more probably he never sees this page.
I for myself have no cat.
I'm allergic against cat hairs.
Also I won't lock a cat in the fourth floor of a building.
I think its better for the cats.











Kudamm Reloaded, Summer 2013




Annual set 11Picture 58
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:U-Bahn, Ads
From:2013-08-02
Online since:2013-08-04





The Europa-Center advertises.
Maybe it needs it.











Otto-Suhr-Allee with Telefunken-Hochhaus, Summer 2013




Annual set 11Picture 51
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview, Buddy Bears
From:2013-07-10
Online since:2013-07-11





The Otto-Suhr-Allee with Telefunken-Hochhaus and Buddy Bear.
Again I was on my way to the cinema.
"Fliegende Liebende" ("I'm so excited"). I think, Almodovar should let go comedies.
Or at least he has to try harder.











View from the Kaiserin-Augusta-Brücke, Summer 2013




Annual set 11Picture 50
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Alt-Moabit
Category:View to the Water
From:2013-07-08
Online since:2013-07-08





There is no bird to see.
And also the humans make themselfs rare.
Its vacation time.











Swallows over the Moon, Summer 2013




Annual set 11Picture 49
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Nature
From:2013-06-22
Online since:2013-06-23





Also for this photo I have to practice, still.
The swallows are so fast and the moon is so bright.
Maybe next year.











Monte, Kantstraße, Spring 2013




Annual set 11Picture 48
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kantstraße
Category:Graffiti
From:2013-06-10
Online since:2013-06-19





Monte in the Kantstraße.

I have looked for the ODB Graffiti again, recently.
Its simple to find if you know what to look for.
You have to type ODB graffiti in Google and search for images.
You'll find two other photos of it at the first ten pages.
Mine is at page 16.











Savignyplatz (1-6), Spring 2013




Annual set 11Picture 42-47
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview, Places
From:2013-06-10
Online since:2013-06-10





Six views from the Savignyplatz.











Tomato Plant, Spring 2013




Annual set 11Picture 37
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Nature
From:2013-05-12
Online since:2013-05-20





I had no idea for a better picture.
All who have his/her birthday today my sincere congratulations!











2 Pictures and 14 Mini Buddy Bears, Kantstraße, Spring 2013




Annual set 11Picture 35
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shops, Buddy Bears
From:2013-04-29
Online since:2013-05-11





2 Pictures and 14 Mini Buddy Bears.











Gallery at the Leibnizstraße, Spring 2013




Annual set 11Picture 34
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shops, Streetview
From:2013-04-29
Online since:2013-05-08





Originally I wanted to show the 1000th image of the Powershot camera.
But its nothing special.
Therefore here the 1001st.
It shows the shopping window of a gallery at the Leibnizstraße.











Kudamm 195, Spring 2013




Annual set 11Picture 33
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Shops
From:2013-04-29
Online since:2013-05-05





Now its on its original location again, the Kudamm 195.
Its a little bit squeezed by the new buildings around it,
but still with the same Currywurst.
I've tested it.











Delphi and Quasimodo Cafe, Spring 2013




Annual set 11Picture 32
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kantstraße
Category:Cinema, Cafe
From:2013-04-29
Online since:2013-05-03





The Broken Circle.
In my eyes it was an outstanding film.
Maybe it will be the film of the year.











The Waldorf Astoria as seen from the Hardenbergstraße, Spring 2013




Annual set 11Picture 31
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2013-04-29
Online since:2013-05-01





There are only a few views around the Kudamm, where it is not to see.
The new Waldorf Astoria at the Zoofenster.
One should have a good view on the Zoo from the upper stages of the building.
Might be.
I wasn't in it.











Mini Buddy Bears, Wilmersdorfer Straße, Winter 2012/13




Annual set 11Picture 12
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Buddy Bears
From:2013-03-18
Online since:2013-03-24





Some (new) Mini Buddy Bears.











A100 and Westhafenkanal, Winter 2012/13




Annual set 11Picture 11
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview, View to the Water
From:2013-03-16
Online since:2013-03-22





(Once again) The view from the pedestrian bridge over the A100.
I still hadn't given up the hope to see the comet C/2011 L4.











Mierendorffplatz from the Eastern Side, Winter 2012/13




Annual set 11Picture 8
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Places, Fountains
From:2013-03-11
Online since:2013-03-15





Before the snow melts, here a last winter image.











The Moon at March 13, Winter 2012/13




Annual set 11Picture 7
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Astronomy
From:2013-03-13
Online since:2013-03-13





The Moon at March 13, 2013.
Originally the Comet C/2011 L4 should have been visible on that photo,
but there is nothing. I have looked at the sky as far my location (on
my balcony) enabled me to, but there wasn't any comet visible.
Tomorrow I probably go to another place, where there is more of the western horizon visible.
If tomorrow will be a clear sky, too.











Neo Ad, Winter 2012/13




Annual set 11Picture 5
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2013-02-17
Online since:2013-03-01





Neo - live your style.
The meteorological spring has begun.
And right on time the Sun was visible at the sky.
Lets hope that this will be not for the last time.











Sömmeringhalle Detail, Winter 2012/13




Annual set 11Picture 1
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2013-01-18
Online since:2013-01-25





A detail of the Sömmeringhalle in Charlottenburg.
Many years ago Alba Berlin played in this hall.
Nowadays the entry of the hall is only seldom illuminated.












The A100 at the Morning, Winter 2012/13




Annual set 10Picture 99
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2013-01-16
Online since:2013-01-18
2017-11-18





The A100 at the morning.












The Schlossbrücke at Noon, Winter 2012/13




Annual set 10Picture 98
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2013-01-14
Online since:2013-01-16
2017-11-18





The Schlossbrücke at noon.
It is grey and little bit of snow is lying around.
Its uncomfortable.












Busstop Ad Tegeler Weg, Late Fall 2012 (H&M 21)




Annual set 10Picture 96
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2012-12-03
Online since:2012-12-27
2017-11-18





Its already some time ago... H&M ads at the busstops.











Illuminated Angel at the Schloss Charlottenburg




Annual set 10Picture 95
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Objects
From:2012-12-03
Online since:2012-12-17
2017-11-18





I intended to visit at least three Christmas markets.
But then I only visited one.












Bus Stop Ad Tegeler Weg, Fall 2012 (Mango)




Annual set 10Picture 91
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2012-10-25
Online since:2012-10-25
2017-11-18





The ads for Mango are currently visible in the whole town... I love the fruits...












Stodieck's Book Shop, Fall 2012




Annual set 10Picture 90
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shops
From:2012-10-17
Online since:2012-10-21
2017-11-18





Here I normally get the Kosmos-Himmelsjahr for the Sky over Berlin.
Its the closest book shop I have. At total one underground station away.












Mommsen Apotheke, Fall 2012




Annual set 10Picture 89
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shops
From:2012-10-17
Online since:2012-10-17
2017-11-18





The end of the year is near.
I would had bought tea, originally, but the chemist's shop only had green tea.












Underground Ad Richard-Wagner-Platz (H&M 20)




Annual set 10Picture 88
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2012-09-28
Online since:2012-10-03
2017-11-18





H&M had engaged a celebrity this time: Lana del Rey.
I have three pictures of her, but showing only one.












Pictures from the Zoo: The Emperess is dancing




Annual set 10Picture 85
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Humans
From:2012-09-08
Online since:2012-09-21
2017-11-18





The Emperess is dancing.
At that day the zoo celebrated the 140th anniversary of the 3-Kaiser-Treffen.
A somewhat unreal day to celebrate something like this.












Pictures from the Zoo: 1 Bear




Annual set 10Picture 84
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Animals
From:2012-09-08
Online since:2012-09-20
2017-11-18





1 Bear.
After the death of Knut he probably has more room to roam.












Pictures from the Zoo: 2 Peacocks




Annual set 10Picture 83
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Animals
From:2012-09-08
Online since:2012-09-19
2017-11-18





2 peacocks.
No idea if they were really peacocks.












Pictures from the Zoo: The small Elefant




Annual set 10Picture 82
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Animals
From:2012-09-08
Online since:2012-09-18
2017-11-18





The small elefant in the zoo.
He surely was an attraction.












Gaslight Anthem




Annual set 10Picture 80
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Objects
From:2012-09-06
Online since:2012-09-09
2017-11-18





I live in a street with gaslight.
I have lived in a street with gaslight.
There they had changed to electrical light a long time ago.
According to the will of some politicians this will happen to the current street very soon, too.
Afterall it can't be prevented.
Gaslight is 19th century.
But its a bit a pity.












Museum at the Schloß Charlottenburg, Summer 2012




Annual set 10Picture 76
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2012-08-07
Online since:2012-08-26





The Museum at the Schloß Charlottenburg.
I think it is the museum for early history, but I'm not sure.
I also have no desire to go there again to find out what a museum it is.
At that day I walked to the Westend clinic again to look for the inscription on the plaque of the woman in stone.












Woman on Paper




Annual set 10Picture 74
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Self-made
From:2012-08-01
Online since:2012-08-20





Welcome the the category "Self-made".
Don't worry, this category won't get very large.
This picture is the first one after more than four years.
My mum always talk about how I drew nice pictures in the past,
so I tried this picture which I wanted to draw for a long time.
The title of the picture is like
"looks a bit like Claudia Schiffer but should be Heidi Klum".
At that time she still looked somewhat young.
There were no hard lines in her face.
It looks like that I have overemphasized the boobs a bit.
But that's not the case.
Its the cameras fault. I had to enhance the contrast.
The picture is from a catalogue from 2004.
It was long before GNTM.
All in all I think the picture has failed.
I had to train a little bit more often than one picture in four years.
I wish I could draw like these manga artists.












Woman in Stone




Annual set 10Picture 73
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Art
From:2012-07-22
Online since:2012-08-10





This sculpture is placed on the campus of the Westend clinic aside from the entry to the house D.
On the plaque at the base of the sculpture you can read:

Konrad Winzer

Don Giovanni
und die Bildhauerei

Eine Leihgabe
der Galerie Brusberg, Berlin

The last paragraph means that this sculpture is lended to the clinic by the Galery Brusberg, Berlin.
There is no date or other information given.












Westend Clinic Main Entrance, Summer 2012




Annual set 10Picture 72
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2012-07-22
Online since:2012-08-01





One thing you can say already: This year is really a shitty year. And this has nothing to do with the weather.












Telephone booth at the Mierendorffplatz




Annual set 10Picture 70
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Telephone booths
From:2012-06-26
Online since:2012-07-20





Most probably this is the last telephone booth picture, which is already added to the page of Berlin Telephone Booths. This page is finished. There are practically no yellow telephone booths anymore. Even this telephone booth above is not for making telephone calls, but it is an exchange box for used books.












Schlecker, this Drops has been sucked




Annual set 10Picture 64
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shops
From:2012-06-21
Online since:2012-06-29





Schlecker, this drops has been sucked.












Yoga to go, Straße des 17. Juni




Annual set 10Picture 63
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2012-05-14
Online since:2012-06-25





Yoga to go. - Maybe a nice idea.

*

And for this maybe the appropriate music. Here my iTunes statistics
(after more than four years, maybe in another four years there will be no iTunes anymore):

Statistics
3013 title, 9:05:48:38, 17,30 GB

shortest & longest track
sun collapse, Chemical Brothers (0:10)
E2-E4, Manuel Göttsching (58:39)

first & last track
'Zat You Santa Claus, Louis Armstrong
Zun Zun Paloma, Vieja Trova Santiaguera

first & last artist
(Holst/Ligeti)
Yuck

first & last album
@#%&*! Smilers, Aimee Mann
Zeep, Nina Miranda & Chris Franck Present...

first & last added
You're the first..., Barry White
He can only hold her, Amy Winehouse

five most played track
smile, Olive
Gipsy, Fleetwood Mac
Wir beide, Juli
It's a Pleasure to meet you, Oliver Koletzki & Fran
Like a G6, Far East Movement

five songs in the partyshuffle
Halo, Texas
Sehnsucht, Ellen Allien
Ankle Injuries, Fujiya & Miyagi
1982, Miss Kittin & The Hacker
everytime, The Flames

song search results
Sex 2
Death 18
Love 180
You 345
Home 24
Boy 101
Girl 34
Black 70
Red 65
Gold 5












12:30h on the Water Clock, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 62
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Interior Views, Objects
From:2012-05-14
Online since:2012-06-21





Also this image is already linked at the Berlin Clock page.
It shows the "Water Clock" or better called the "Clock of the Flowing Time".
It was installed in 1982, and with this about 7 years after the first installation of the Berlin Clock on the Kudamm.
This year it has its 30th anniversary.
The picture is somewhat special because there are no people around.

So today there is the begin of summer.
According to the number of pictures this was a LONG spring...












12:26h on the Berlin Clock, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 61
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Berlin Clock
From:2012-05-14
Online since:2012-06-20





Whoever visited the page of the Berlin Clock recently knows this picture already.
It shows the Berlin Clock without black borders, but with at least three broken lightbulbs again.
What means of lightning will get the Berlin Clock after lightbulbs are forbitten by the European Union
and will it save energy with that?












The Buddy Bear behind the Europa-Center, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 60
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Buddy Bears
From:2012-05-14
Online since:2012-06-17





The Buddy Bear behind the Europa-Center.
Its name is Else-Bär by the way.
Last summer it still stood in front of the Europa-Center at the Tauentzien.
Someone had shifted it from the Tauentzien to the Budapester Straße.
Maybe it had disturbed someone in front of the clothing shop.

Related to that there is a discussion currently to place Buddy Bears on the Kudamm
instead of the greening, which was removed because of the costs.
50000 Euro yearly should have been the cost of the greening.
This is a lot of money, but still Charlottenburg should afford it in my opinion.
There are many "services" which could be spared instead of the green of the city.

So now there shall be Buddy Bears instead of flowers on the Kudamm.
The question is whether the bears fit into the city environment, even more so
when the Europa-Center places its Else-Bär not in front but behind of the building...

Still I like to take pictures of Buddy Bears, as many others do.












I Heart Berlin, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 59
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Shops
From:2012-06-04
Online since:2012-06-12





There is a Berlin lifestyle blog with the same name, which probably has nothing to do with the souvenir shop at the Kudamm.

I don't visit that blog much, but its a bit better readable than Amy and Pink (formatwise). When you extend the browser window to 1024 pixel width you have nearly all the content on the screen (at Amy and Pink there is still much content hidden on the left side even when making the window as large as the screen - whoever have invented this format style should go into the corner and cry).

I Heart Berlin is mainly in English for the maybe larger audience, but it has also German content. It exists since 2007 or so. Like Amy and Pink it has some categories and has also some ads on the page. It has a category GIF. ME. BERLIN. where there are animated GIFs from different contributers with a roughly Berlin topic. I think this is fun (my modem is too slow for the GIFs).

As said, I don't visit such blogs much. I'm wondering how the people behind the blogs are still producing their content although it should be clear that they won't get world domination or something like that through their blog. I also doubt that they will be paid much. Maybe they are making it like me mainly for themselfs.

On the other hand I read about sites like Moviepilot and Frents with hundredthousands if not millions of users who use these sites. I cannot believe this. But also I'm still without any idea about a site like Facebook and how this could become such a success...












Venus in front of the Sun, June 6, 2012, 5h CET DST




Annual set 10Picture 58
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210 (1/6 sec., ISO200, f5.9 with manual focus and tripod and self-made solar filter)
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Astronomy
From:2012-06-06
Online since:2012-06-06





I'm a little bit proud about this photo.
Although it belongs to the category useless astronomy.
Everything worked out right.
I stood up two minutes before four o'clock without any alarm clock.
I was on the Gördeler Steg at four thirtyfive.
The weather was clear except of some high clouds.
And then the Sun rose.
And in front of the Sun there was Venus, the last time for hundredandfive years.
I wasn't able to see it with the naked eye. (I'm somewhat shortsightened.)
Even binoculars with my self-made solar filter did't helped.
But still I was making photos.
When I saw this photo above in the camera, I knew that I wouldn't get much better.
Although I have tried. After a few tries I went home before the end of the transit, happy.












Kudamm, Butlers Shopping Window, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 57
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Shop Window
From:2012-06-04
Online since:2012-06-06





This pictures shows one of the souvenir shops with petty wares.












Kudamm, Rohmir, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 56
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Ads, Streetview
From:2012-05-14
Online since:2012-06-04





The Kudamm is the street of brands. Here one of the lesser known.
There is a second photo where the name of the brand is better readable.












The Kudamm Buddy Bear, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 55
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Buddy Bears, Streetview
From:2012-05-14
Online since:2012-06-01





The Kudamm Buddy Bear next to the Cumberland house (its on the right side of the picture).












Kudamm, Burberry, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 54
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Ads, Streetview
From:2012-05-14
Online since:2012-05-30





The Kudamm is the street of brands. Here is one of them.












The strange Object in front of the Kurbel, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 53
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Art, Streetview
Entstehungszeit:2012-05-14
Netzstellung:2012-05-26





In front of the Kurbel there is a place which was empty until last year.
Now they have installed a strange, rusty object there.
It has no inscription or plate.
To call it art is somewhat difficult for me.












The Remains of the Kurbel, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 52
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Cinema, Streetview
From:2012-05-14
Online since:2012-05-25





They are really doing it. They are deconstructing the Kurbel.
Maybe in some weeks or months they might open a bio market here.
Thereby a cinema would be more important than any market or so.
Thirteen movies I've seen in the Kurbel.
Sadly this is not as many as I've seen in the Kant or Delphi.
The last movie was "Source Code" in June 2011. Nearly one year ago.
There will be no more films in the Kurbel.
How sad.












Corner Wilmersdorfer / Kantstraße, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 51
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorfer Straße, Kantstraße
Category:U-Bahn, Streetview
From:2012-05-14
Online since:2012-05-23





You can see the entry of the underground station Wilmersdorfer Straße.
But the main object is the Leiser ad at the corner Wilmersdorfer / Kantstraße.
The shop is still open, although Leiser has registered insolvence.
The question is how long this shop will still exist.












The Fountain in the Wilmersdorfer Straße, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 50
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorfer Straße
Category:Fountains, Streetview
From:2012-05-14
Online since:2012-05-22





In some ways this photo is a improvement of the photo of the annual set 7, picture 82.
It shows the fountain of the Wilmerdorfer Straße in sunlight and without the scaffolding at the left corner house.












Market at the Richard-Wagner-Platz, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 49
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Places, Streetview
From:2012-05-14
Online since:2012-05-21





The Market at the Richard-Wagner-Platz.
It has only clothes and petty wares.
Its Monday in Berlin.












Six Images of the City Gärtnerei, Otto-Suhr-Allee, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 43-48
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Nature, Shops
From:2012-05-11
Online since:2012-05-20





To everyone who has birthday today: Happy birthday and maybe some flowers from a gardening shop in your closer vincinity.












Mierendorffplatz from the Western Side, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 42
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Places, Fountains
From:2012-05-03
Online since:2012-05-14





The Mierendorffplatz as seen from the western side.

After a long time I have bought Hanuta lately again.
They are only available now in packs of 10 pieces.
In former times they have been available in packs of 12.
I haven't checked the price.
But it seems that they were also more expensive.
A true indication of inflation.












S-Bahn Station Heerstraße, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 41
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:S-Bahn, Architecture, Streetview
From:2012-04-28
Online since:2012-05-10





It looks so harmless in the clear blue near summer sky.
But for me this station has a special meaning.
Its now eight years ago.
I lay there one morning.
The toxic stuff was already out of my stomache.
I waited for a train to take me away.
Beaten up by Gods own thieves.












United Buddy Bears, Kudamm (11-20)




Annual set 10Picture 31-40
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Events, Buddy Bears
From:2011-09-28
Online since:2012-04-29





Here they are, the promised second set of Buddy Bears at the Kudamm.












The old Guest, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 30
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210 (contrast enhanced)
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Animals
From:2012-04-23
Online since:2012-04-27





In 2001 I already could take a picture of one of these steady guests.
This must be a descendant. I don't think that a green finch becomes more than eleven years old.












Underground Ad Wilmersdorfer Straße (H&M 19)




Annual set 10Picture 28
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210 (contrast enhanced)
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2012-04-09
Online since:2012-04-22





This spring H&M tries something new: a two-side ad.
I have no idea what the one side has to do with the other side.
Not even the dress is the same.












Gore, SBhf. Charlottenburg, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 26
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Graffiti
From:2012-04-09
Online since:2012-04-15





Shortly after the wall was built the graffiti was on it.
You can see that its already some months old by the dust next to the pavement.
Its the most impressive of the graffiti that followed.
Its placed close to the S-Bahn station Charlottenburg next to the Stuttgarter Place.
It looks like the mouse belongs to the writing.
At least it doesn't say "stoltz". The text the mouse says means "be proud of you".












Dovebridge Detail, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 25
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Bridges, View to the Water, Graffiti
From:2012-04-03
Online since:2012-04-13





From the bridge itself you might not notice this small arcade of the Dovebridge.
Sometimes a fisherman is sitting there.
The graffiti on the basement next to the stairs wasn't there in May 2011. Its new.












Japanese Cherrytree, Spring 2012




Annual set 10Picture 24
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Nature
From:2012-03-31
Online since:2012-04-11





I'm looking down daily on this cherrytree.
It still has some of its blossoms.
But most of them are already blown by the wind.












Jetzt wird alles Gauck




Annual set 10Picture 11
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Objects
From:2012-02-20
Online since:2012-03-14





The press at February 20.
Its all about Gauck.
Now he shall become Bundespräsident.
Already two years ago they could have had it.












Berlinale Ad, Winter 2011/12




Annual set 10Picture 10
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2012-02-07
Online since:2012-02-09





Its time again: Berlinale.
I think it is an important event for Berlin.
But probably I won't watch any film of the 400 that run at that event.












Moon and Venus over Berlin, Winter 2011/12




Annual set 10Picture 9
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210 (3,2 sec., ISO200, f5.0 with tripod)
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Astronomy
From:2012-01-26
Online since:2012-01-31





And here a picture with the newly founded category "useless astronomy":
The Moon-Venus conjunction at January 26, 2012 at 19:25h.
Despite of the long exposure time there are no stars. This is true: within the city you'll see none of the fainter stars. Only the Orion, Sirius, Altair and some other brighter stars are visible. And on this picture Venus and Moon are in the region of Aquarius with only faint stars.












Shoe for you, Mr. President




Annual set 10Picture 4
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Objects
From:2012-01-06
Online since:2012-01-07





Today there will be a demonstration against the federal president of Germany in front of the Schloss Bellevue. More about the campaign "Shoe for you" of the Creative Lobby of Future see there (in German).












The Cristmas Market in front of the Schloss Charlottenburg




Annual set 9Picture 99
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Events
From:2011-12-17
Online since:2011-12-23





The Cristmas Market in front of the Schloss Charlottenburg.
It was incredibly crowded.
We had only an half an hour time.
Nearly enough for a Glühwein and a Crepes.












Silk Print Examples, Kantstraße




Annual set 9Picture 96
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kantstraße
Category:Art
From:2011-11-25
Online since:2011-11-26





Silk print examples, Kantstraße.












Building Blocks of Life




Annual set 9Picture 95
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kantstraße
Category:Art
From:2011-03-07
Online since:2011-11-22





Building Blocks of Life.
A picture which had found a lucky owner.












The Ernst-Reuter-Platz at the Festival of Lights, Fall 2011




Annual set 9Picture 93
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Places, Fountain, Events
From:2011-10-17
Online since:2011-11-01





The Ernst-Reuter-Platz at the Festival of Lights.
Three coloured globes at the place.
They don't change their color.
Still ok.

My printer is repaired again, halfways.
It can move the ink tanks again, although it sometimes states that it cannot.
It hobbles somewhat over my desktop.
That means that it moves the sledge that hefty against the sides so that the printer nearly moves.
And it blinks.
I have to switch it on and off several times, until, after many to and fro, it stops blinking.
I'm nearly relieved.
When it prints, it prints in the old quality.
I'm nearly thankful to Toner-Werk.
Just as a halfways recommendation, when the printer might be broken.












United Buddy Bears, Kudamm (1-10)




Annual set 9Picture 81-90
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Events, Buddy Bears
From:2011-09-28
Online since:2011-09-30





There they are, the United Buddy Bears for the 125th anniversary of the Kudamm.
Its such a vast number of Buddy Bears, so that I split them in several parts. Maybe two, maybe three.
I haven't even photographed them all.












Even more Mini Buddy Bears, Kantstraße




Annual set 9Picture 72
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kantstraße
Category:Buddy Bears, Shop Window
From:2011-08-22
Online since:2011-09-03





At the Kantstraße there are two shops with modern art right next to another.
And both of them have (now) Mini Buddy Bears.












Delphi and Quasimodo Cafe, Summer 2011




Annual set 9Picture 71
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kantstraße
Category:Cinema, Cafe, Architecture
From:2011-08-22
Online since:2011-08-30





"Midnight in Paris" is in any case a worth seeing film.
Its a comedy. You can really laugh once or twice.
The film is only possible in Paris. In Berlin it would be unthinkable.
Its a beautiful film. Although I had the impression that it was blurry.
But I didn't felt uncomfortable this time.












Postcards at the Tauentzien




Annual set 9Picture 70
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Objects
From:2011-06-23
Online since:2011-08-13





Postcards at the Tauentzien.
The Postcards on the right side contain a small piece of colored concrete.
Its extremely unlikely that this might be a real piece of the Berlin Wall.













Kudamm No. 1




Annual set 9Picture 69
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview
From:2011-06-23





In reality the Kudamm has no No. 1, as it has no No. 2, no No. 3... no No. 10.
And the infobox, which was installed for the 125th anniversary of the Kudamm, stands on the Breitscheidtplatz, though.
And the infobox is temporary.
By the way: in the background you can see the paneled Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche.












The Buddy Bear in Front of the Europa-Center




Annual set 9Picture 68
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Buddy Bears
From:2011-06-23
Online since:2011-08-01





The Buddy Bear in front of the Europa-Center.
For the 125th anniversary of the Kudamm there shall be some more Buddy Bears shown on the Kudamm.
If I will find them I probably will make some pictures of them.












Greek Sculptures at the Wittenbergplatz, Summer 2011




Annual set 9Picture 61-64
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Places, Art
From:2011-06-23
Online since:2011-07-01





These sculptures, which might be somewhat new, all have a plate on which is to read:

GRIECHISCHE KULTURSTIFTUNG
www.griechische-kultur.de

STAVROS MIHALARIAS: PLASTIKEN 2011

And I won't go for any joke about a Greek sellout on Germany because of the debts. There is no joke. Its serious.












Adieu Broadway!




Annual set 9Picture 58
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Cinema
From:2011-06-23
Online since:2011-06-23





Although the Tauentzien is not the Kudamm, though, this is another example for the downfall
of the Kudamm and the City West: The Broadway cinema at the Europa Center is closing after
more than thirty years of existence.
It wasn't my favoured cinema, but at least it was one of the few I could reach by foot.
I've only seen three or one or two more films in it, and it had normally a good program.
It is unutterable sad.












Kurfürstendamm Souvenir-Shop, Spring 2011




Annual set 9Picture 57
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Streetview, Shops, Objects
From:2011-05-26
Online since:2011-06-13





When I made this picture, a worker who installed plastic tents on the street for some festivity around the 125th anniversary of the Kudamm talked to me. First I didn't understand right and thought he was complaining that I made a picture from him already. But when I understood what he want I shook my head. Generally I don't make photos from people. On my photos I try to leave out people as far as I can. Other photographer can make pictures from people, me I'm not interested in them. Although after thinking about it the worker on the Kudamm might had been a good motive.












Theater and Komödie at the Kurfürstendamm, Spring 2011




Annual set 9Picture 56
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Streetview
From:2011-05-26
Online since:2011-06-11





Everywhere it is said that Charlottenburg and the Kudamm are on the way up.
I think its the other direction round.
An example: probably already this year at least one of the two theatres Theater and Komödie
at the Kurfürstendamm will be gone. The whole building is planned to be deconstructed and replaced.
In the new building there will be only room for at most one theatre somewhere in the upper floors.
There was a petition for a referendum against the loss of one or both theatres, but the petition failed
because of low resonance.
And so the Kudamm will loose one or two theatres, and with it will loose another reason to be visited.
The only theatre left on the Kudamm will be the Schaubühne at the Lehniner Platz, but this theatre
has a very different programm than the Theater and Komödie at the Kurfürstendamm.












The Astor Film-Lounge, Spring 2011




Annual set 9Picture 55
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Cinema
From:2011-05-26
Online since:2011-06-07





The entry of the Astor film lounge.
When I was in this cinema for the last time in January 2004, it still had the name Film-Palast.

"Pirates of the Caribbean" is running in nearly every greater cinema in this late spring.
For me it is one of those films which the world really doesn't need.
Much of talking which is not funny or whitty or informative.
No tension, actions which is most of all a repeat of the first part,
special effects, which are more strange than nice, and the 3D is more or less superfluous.
Mermaids with vampire teeth: what the hell was that supposed to be?
The music was somewhat disturbing. And the whole thing could have been also a Peter Pan film.
Really disneyesque.
No idea if I would like to watch a fifth sequel of this.












The Marchbrücke in the Sunshine, Spring 2011




Annual set 9Picture 53
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Architecture, Bridges, View to the Water
From:2011-05-26
Online since:2011-05-29





The Marchbrücke in the sunshine.
In darkness it look much better with its lanterns.












The Dovebrücke in the Sunshine, Spring 2011




Annual set 9Picture 52
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Architecture, Bridges, View to the Water
From:2011-05-26
Online since:2011-05-28





The Dovebrücke in the Sunshine.












S/U-Bahn-Ads Jungfernheide/Seestraße/Wilmersdorfer Straße (H&M 18.1-4)




Annual set 9Picture 48-51
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Wedding
Category:Ads
From:2011-05-16
Online since:2011-05-27





And again in May it was Hasi and Mausi time. This time the Ads were even on TV.
All pictures had to be corrected for brightness and contrast. Still they are not that uniform.
There seems to be a distinct difference between the Canon Powershot and the Casio Exilim.












Blossoming Thyme, Spring 2011




Annual Set 9Picture 47
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Nature
From:2011-05-14
Online since:2011-05-20





Never before the thyme had blossomed like this year. No idea why.
Maybe it is happy that it has survived the hard winter.
To everyone who has survived this winter and has his/her birthday today: Happy Birthday!












Magnolia, Spring 2011




Annual set 9Picture 37
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Nature
From:2011-04-17
Online since:2011-04-23





The magnolia bush in our green area is already faded. It happened very fast. Now the lilac blossoms.












Mini Buddy Bears, Kantstraße




Annual Set 9Picture 33
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kantstraße
Category:Buddy Bears, Shop Window
From:2011-03-07
Online since:2011-04-09





And yet another noteworthy shop window in the Kantstraße.
Also here are Mini Buddy Bears and Mini Mini Buddy Bears to find.
And they are more numerous as in the Wilmersdorfer Straße.












EINMALIG IN BERLIN




Annual set 9Picture 32
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kantstraße
Category:Shop Window
From:2011-03-07
Online since:2011-04-03





And yet another noteworthy shop window in the Kantstraße.
Also this window I have photographed once or twice already.
It is always "impressive", to see the roasted ducks in the window.
At this photo they are strangely red.












The Egypt, Kantstraße




Annual Set 9Picture 31
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kantstraße
Category:Shop Window, Objects
From:2011-03-07
Online since:2011-04-01





The shopping window of the Egypt in the Kantstraße is generally always worth a look, even though non of the objects in the window would be something one would buy.












Paris Bar, Living Room of the Berlin Boheme




Annual Set 9Picture 30
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kantstraße
Category:Clubs, Streetview
From:2011-03-07
Online since:2011-03-30





Paris Bar, Living Roon of the Berlin Boheme.
This was the headline of a newspaper article I once read in the near past.
I dunno how the author could had the idea of the "Berlin Boheme". I never was in this bar.












Quasimodo Entrance




Annual Set 9Picture 29
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kantstraße
Category:Clubs
From:2011-03-07
Online since:2011-03-27





The Entrance of the Quasimodo in the Kantstraße.
At least this club won't have to close down in the near future.












Crocuses, Spring 2011




Annual Set 9Picture 28
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Nature
From:2011-03-21
Online since:2011-03-21





Beginning of spring.
This means hay fever again,
a closed nose at night,
to buy new green for the balcony,
a stronger sun making it too warm again,
spring cleaning.












Delphi, Winter 2010/11




Annual Set 9Picture 18
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Cinema, Architecture
From:2011-02-07
Online since:2011-02-10





According to the Berlinale: a picture of a cinema.
I don't remember, whether the Delphi was ever a Berlinale cinema.
It would had been appropriate.
Already for some time the Delphi is part of the Yorck group together with the Broadway and some other cinemas.
One can only hope that it will survive.

By the way: Black Swan was impressive, even though I felt a bit sick again.












Twelve Pictures of the Grüne Woche 2011




Annual Set 9Picture 6-17
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Grüne Woche
From:2011-01-28
Online since:2011-02-04





These are twelve pictures of the Grüne Woche 2011.
The International Grüne Woche is a fair for everything about agriculture.
There were about 415000 visitors this year.
I was one of them.
The fair halls didn't seem that crowded compared to earlier fairs.
The 12 pictures above are a selection of 40.
No idea if they are the best I made.












Mini-Buddy-Bears in the Wilmersdorfer Straße (2)




Annual set 8Picture 99
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorfer Straße
Category:Shop Windows, Buddy Bears
From:2010-10-26
Online since:2010-11-17





So there are even smaller Buddy Bears.
And they are changing every month or so.
And they are not cheap dust-catcher, as you can see on the price tag.












(It's a) Smiley World (20% reduced)




Annual set 8Picture 98
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorfer Straße
Category:Shop Windows
From:2010-10-26
Online since:2010-11-12





Christmas and the time of Christmas gifts is on its way.
But the question is: Who puzzles something like that?












Kant-Kino in Fall 2010




Annual set 8Picture 97
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kantstraße
Category:Cinema, Streetview
From:2010-10-26
Online since:2010-11-07





A night shot without tripod. 1/13 of a second exposure time. Still sharp.
One aim of the photo was to see the text line "kant-kino" completely, therefore the view is a bit slanted. The tree is in the way.
At that day I saw the film "Banksy", which has in fact the name "Exit through the Gift Shop".
It was the 25th film I saw in this cinema. The film was ok.












The Spreekieker, Autumn 2010




Annual set 8Picture 91
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Art, Nature
From:2010-10-03
Online since:2010-10-09





The Spreekieker in Autumn 2010.
Obviously the camera has not focused on the statue but more on the autumn trees.
Next time I might select the focus distance manually.

*

An update to the Icon (heard it on the radio):
The club has got its concession for the next year.
Sometimes it seems that normal human reason comes around.












Kudamm 195, Summer 2010




Annual set 8Picture 85
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Shops
From:2010-09-08
Online since:2010-09-21





The shops left, right and above from Kudamm 195 are already empty.
Who knows how long there will be something to eat here.
Lets get a last Currywurst fast... without Darm.












The new Zoo Window still under construction, Summer 2010




Annual set 8Picture 84
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Architecture
From:2010-09-08
Online since:2010-09-19





The new Zoo Window still under construction in the summer 2010 as seen over the Hardenbergplatz.
Its going up.
The eternal construction area really gets a building.
And this will be a giant chunk of hotel building... does it have to be that way?












The Charlottenburg Gate, Summer 2010




Annual set 8Picture 83
Camera:2x Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Tiergarten, Charlottenburg
Category:Landmarks, Streetview
From:2010-09-08
Online since:2010-09-15





The renovated Charlottenburg Gate in summer 2010.
The picture above is made out of two photos.
The wide angle of the camera isn't that large that the view could be made with one.
If you look a bit closer you could see where the two photos were put together.












Berlin is, if its harder said than meant




Annual set 8Picture 76
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:S-Bahn, U-Bahn, Ads
From:2010-08-31
Online since:2010-08-31





Berlin is, if its harder said than meant.
So it is.
But sometimes it is meant as hard as it is said.
That's the problem.












Funkturm as seen over the Central Bus Station, Summer 2010




Annual set 8Picture 73
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Landmark
From:2010-08-21
Online since:2010-08-22





Before the fall of the Wall, when you came back to West-Berlin from a travel to the south or southwest from West-Germany, you probably were driving on the AVUS, and then seeing the Funkturm was the unmistakable sign that your were home again, back after a long drive trough the GDR.
Today the Funkturm is only a secondary landmark of Berlin. The primary landmarks are the Brandenburg Gate, the Television Tower, the Red City Hall, and then maybe also the Reichstag, the Gendarmenmarkt, the Potsdamer Platz, the Hauptbahnhof, the Berlin Dome and in the future maybe also the Berlin City Castle. Except the Hauptbahnhof and the Reichstag all landmarks are placed in the former East-Berlin.
And around the Funkturm the deconstruction is already planned. candidates for the deconstruction are the ICC and the Deutschlandhalle, both well replaced by the O2-World and the Velodrom.
Therefore, before maybe the somewhat run down Funkturm might be also deconstructed, here a picture from the once primary landmark of West-Berlin.












A Ladybug in the Land of Plenty




Annual set 8Picture 70
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Nature
From:2010-07-26
Online since:2010-08-12





A ladybug in the land of plenty.
On my balcony there are two plants which attract plant louses magically.
All other plants, lavender, alyssum, mint, and thyme stay untouched.
Only the plants of which I don't know where they come from are infested.
And with this they attract ladybugs.
This picture doesn't have much to do with Berlin, but I'm somewhat enthusiastic about the macro abilites of the camera.












The New Palais of the Schloss Charlottenburg, Summer 2010




Annual set 8Picture 69
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Architecture
From:2010-07-30
Online since:2010-08-07





Also the Schloss Charlottenburg has a New Palais, although it is way smaller in comparison to Potsdam Sanssouci.












The Schloss Charlottenburg as seen from the red Bridge, Summer 2010




Annual set 8Picture 68
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Architecture, View to the Water
From:2010-07-30
Online since:2010-08-04





And yet another tourist photo.
At that picture I have increased the saturation for more than 40 percent.
The original might had been the natural impression, but it was frightening pale.

What you don't see on the picture: The fountain of the French Garden.
It is deactivated because of the costs.
This is somewhat ridiculous, because the some thousand euros, which the fountain might cost within a year, should be included in the entry fee of the castle.
About six or seven years ago it was taken into consideration to raise entry fees for the castle park.
If the five or six entrances would be left open this would cause a great expense.
And it would barely bring any money.
Barely enough for the fountain and a better care for the garden.
The district Charlottenburg and the city of Berlin better should think about it, whether the touristical sign Charlottenburg Schloss and Garden should be something worth to spend.












The Belvedere of the Schloss Charlottenburg, Summer 2010




Annual set 8Picture 67
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Architecture
From:2010-07-30
Online since:2010-08-01





This is the Belvedere of the Schloss Charlottenburg in the summer 2010.
Originally I was only out to get cigarettes, but then it became a bit longer walk.
At the picture I had to erase a jogger electronically, which had stolen himself into the view.












Mini-Buddy-Bears in the Wilmersdorfer Straße (1)




Annual set 8Picture 60
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorfer Straße
Category:Shop Windows, Buddy Bears
From:2010-07-19
Online since:2010-07-24





There are also small Buddy Bears, here in a photo shop in the Wilmersdorfer Straße.












View from the Tegeler-Weg-Brücke




Annual set 8Picture 59
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:View to the Water
From:2010-07-14
Online since:2010-07-23





A view from the Tegeler-Weg-Brücke.
According to the city map it is called Mörschbrücke for real.
You can see the Charlottenburg sluice.
The new Charlottenburg sluice.
It was expanded for bigger ships.
Did the expansion of the sluice and the straightening of the Spree had brought any favour?
I don't think so.












The Statues at the Corner Königin-Elisabeth-Straße Knobelsdorfstraße (1+2)




Annual set 8Picture 51+52
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview, Art
From:2010-07-01
Online since:2010-07-09





If you walk through Berlin, there barely is something to see from the time between 1933 and 1945. Taken beside the Olympiastadion, the Tempelhof airport and some government buildings in the center of the city the Third Reich seems to be extinct. But then you suddenly see details which still remembers of it. So the two statues at the corner Königin-Elisabeth-Straße Knobelsdorfstraße do.












Black Bear and White Bear at the Kudamm, revisited




Annual set 8Picture 50
Camera:Canon Powershot SX210
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Streetview, Buddy Bears
From:2010-07-01
Online since:2010-07-07





I have taken a picture of the two Buddy Bears already in 2004. I think they were renovated in the mean time, because mostly the black bear was a bit more damaged. 2003 the two bears were located next to the Potsdamer Platz, then.












View to the Gedächtniskirche at Night




Annual set 8Picture 39
Camera:Casio Exilim EX-H15
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview, Landmark
From:2010-04-30
Online since:2010-06-06





Somewhere in the web I have seen a similiar picture lately. Compared to that my own photo looks somewhat blurred. I still have to practice some more.












Station Zoologischer Garten at Night




Annual set 8Picture 38
Camera:Casio Exilim EX-H15
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:S-Bahn, Streetview
From:2010-04-30
Online since:2010-06-05





Years ago on the bridge over the Hardenbergstraße there was a Dunlop lightadvertisement installed. With this the view was something more special. Now the bridge looks somewhat naked.












The Light Quarders in Front of the University Library (1-4)




Annual set 8Picture 34-37
Camera:Casio Exilim EX-H15
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Art, Streetview
From:2010-04-30
Online since:2010-06-01





The light quarders in front of the Volkswagen University Library of the Technical University and the University of Arts in the Fasanenstraße. - They really change their color. - In reality this looks far better than on a photo. - I wanted to make an animated GIF of this, but some of the photos were blurred and unusable.












Dovebrücke at the Evening Dawn, Spring 2010




Annual set 8Picture 33
Camera:Casio Exilim EX-H15
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:View to the Water, Bridges
From:2010-04-30
Online since:2010-05-30





And here the reasons why I won't buy the camera for myself: So all in all it is still a good camera for snapshots with a good zoom and a good wide angle, the distortion at wide angle is still ok, the accu capacity is probably good (even if only half of the thousand picture per charge will be reached), the flash light works as it should, the camera is handy and the price is also not that bad. 14.1 megapixel are way too much for web pictures, but if I would buy another camera, I would try to get a similar resolution...

So what camera should I buy? I have the Canon Powershot SX210 in mind, but I think I will wait some time and look if there will be a even better one coming. On the other hand my old camera is eating up batteries for breakfast and seems to be somewhat costy.












S/U-Bahn-Ads Seestraße/Wedding/Gesundbrunnen/Jungfernheide (H&M 17.1-4)




Annual Set 8Picture 21-24
Camera:Casio Exilim EX-H15
Location:Charlottenburg, Wedding
Category:Ads
From:2010-05-10
Online since:2010-05-16





Its Hasi-and-Mausi-time again.
If you're driving by S- or U-Bahn, then you can't withdraw from the posters.
It is cold and rainy, but the ads are promising warmth and beach and ocean.
And models.
Slim, untatooed models.
Some times ago I have heard a discussion, that the models of H&M are way too skinny.
I think not.
Or as Al Bundy has said it:

Peg: "Don't you think that this model is somewhat too skinny? There should be something to grab on a woman."
Al: "Believe me, Peg. Many boys have already grabbed her, and none of them has missed."

(Ok, this is a translation from English into German back to English, so the true words of the dialogue might differ.)
So what should H&M take for a model? Beth Ditto look-a-likes?
Although this might be funny for some, its not something I want to see.
If I want to see a Beth Ditto look-a-like, I only have to look into a mirror.












On the Kudamm, Metal Plate Souvenirs




Annual set 8Picture 20
Camera:Casio Exilim EX-H15
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Objects
From:2010-04-24
Online since:2010-05-15





There it is again, the picture of Brejnev and Honecker right in the center. - If I had no calendar of that kind already, I would had bought one of the Ampelmännchen calendars.












On the Kudamm, if found please return to berlin.




Annual set 8Picture 19
Camera:Casio Exilim EX-H15
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Shops
From:2010-04-24
Online since:2010-05-13





if found please return to berlin.
From the makers of "right for berlin".
I like witty t-shirts.
But I don't have any.












On the Kudamm, Noa Noa




Annual set 8Picture 18
Camera:Casio Exilim EX-H15
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Ads, Streetview
From:2010-04-24
Online since:2010-05-11





In the background you see a clothing shop, which was a cinema once: the Astor.
The name was taken over by the former Film-Palast, which is now called Astor Film-Lounge.
No idea why this was necessary.
But hopefully the cinema remains, because its only one of two on the Kudamm.












On the Kudamm, View to the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche




Annual set 8Picture 17
Camera:Casio Exilim EX-H15
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Streetview, Landmark
From:2010-04-24
Online since:2010-05-09





In a current listing of the most memorable streets of Berlin, listed by the RBB the no.1 was: the Kudamm.
If you walk it along nowadays you might get a glimpse of it, still.
But there is not much left anymore.
Cinemas, record stores, book stores, most of them are gone.
One of the latest victims is: the Burger King next to the Hollywood Media Hotel isn't anymore.












The Pin, Kudamm Corner Joachimstaler Straße




Annual set 8Picture 16
Camera:Casio Exilim EX-H15
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Streetview, Art
From:2010-04-24
Online since:2010-05-08





The Pin, Kudamm Corner Joachimsthaler Straße.
I have googled the web for it, but I haven't found much about it.
By the way, Google doesn't work right anymore with my ancient Mozilla 1.2.1.
Only at the extended search the input fields appear.
Never mind, Yahoo still works for me.
And Bing works, too, but without the background picture.












The Fountain at the Mierendorffplatz




Annual Set 7Picture 84
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Places, Fountains
From:2009-10-05
Online since:2009-10-31





Right now the fountain is not working anymore in preparation for the winter.












The Fountain at the Hindemithplatz




Annual Set 7Picture 83
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorfer Straße
Category:Fountains, Places
From:2009-10-05
Online since:2009-10-26





Behind the fountain there is the House of the 100 Beers. But they don't have Miller Light.












The Fountain in the Wilmersdorfer Straße




Annual Set 7Picture 82
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorfer Straße
Category:Streetview, Fountains
From:2009-10-05
Online since:2009-10-20





Nearly at the same location there was another fountain previously for at least two decades, which was not in function for a long time and as an alternative it was draped with flowers. Somewhere in the last one or two years it was teared down. If the new object is an improvement is something open for discussion.












The Buddy Bear in front of the city hall Charlottenburg




Annual Set 7Picture 81
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Buddy Bears
From:2009-10-05
Online since:2009-10-18





This is the second Buddy Bear which was installed in front of the city hall Charlottenburg. If I remember it correctly I also took a picture of the first one, but I don't find the picture anymore. Its too long ago. If you want a glimpse of the first bear, look on my Berlin link page, there is a thumbnail of it.












Gore, Jungfernheide




Annual set 7Picture 61
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Graffiti
From:2008-07-19
Online since:2008-10-03





This graffiti is visible on the S-Bahnhof Jungfernheide - but only late in the night, when the snack shop is closed. And so this graffiti doesn't hurt anybody.












Kudamm, Steiff Polar Bears




Annual Set 7Picture 58
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Shop Windows
From:2008-05-29
Online since:2008-06-09





Kudamm, Steiff Polar Bears.













Kudamm, Escada Sport




Annual set 7Picture 57
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Streetview, Ads
From:2008-05-29
Online since:2008-06-05





The Kudamm is green again.
I have no idea, why I walk it down, still.
There is no record store or bookshop here, anymore.












Kalter Knut




Annual set 7Picture 55
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Shop Windows
From:2008-05-04
Online since:2008-05-24





No idea what Kalter Knut should be. Maybe something to eat? Anyone who wants to know it must go to the Helmholtzstraße.












At the Sömmeringhalle, Spring 2008




Annual set 7Picture 54
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Nature
From:2008-05-09
Online since:2008-05-15





And now everything is in blossom again, chestnut, lilac, rhododendron, and these lilac hanging flowers of which I don't know the name.












Right for Berlin




Annual set 7Picture 53
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Ads, Streetview
From:2008-04-12
Online since:2008-05-11





If it should be an advertisement for Berlin in English, then it might be that way: Right for Berlin.












The former Kudamm-Eck 2008 - be berlin again




Annual set 7Picture 52
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg, Kudamm
Category:Ads, Streetview
From:2008-04-12
Online since:2008-05-09





The former Kudamm-Eck 2008.
The light advertisement board should be one of the biggest in Europe.
In the times of the old Kudamm-Eck (with a mechanical board of colored cubes) there were also news and weather presented on this board.
Nowadays there are only ads.
Like "be berlin":

Sei Straße... (be street)
Sei Laufsteg... (be catwalk)
Sei Fußabtreter. (be doormap)

This works.
You can easily become a doormap in Berlin.
But also because of another reason the shown motive is my "most favoured" ad of "be berlin".
Of all things the Ruetli school is used in this ad.
This is a school which was in the German news because the teachers were unable to stop the violence at this school. They had written an open letter to the education senator to do something against it. The education senator installed a new principal and some school yard sheriffs. I doubt that I would send my children to that school, still. If I had some.
But so it goes: Any press is good press if it makes you famous.

I have read that the "be berlin" campaign costs 10 million euro and should be lasting until 2009. One can be curious which motives the advertising professionals will do next.












The Buddy Bear in front of the TU Mensa




Annual set 7Picture 51
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Buddy Bears
From:2008-04-12
Online since:2008-05-03





The Buddy Bear in front of the TU Mensa. I can remember the time when there were record dealers standing here. One record cost 14 DMark.












3 Pictures from the 2nd Hand Market at the Straße des 17. Juni




Annual Set 7Picture 48-50
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Objects
From:2008-04-12
Online since:2008-04-28





3 Pictures from the 2nd Hand Market at the Straße des 17. Juni.

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The voting for the airport Tempelhof is over. The result might please the government. Although there is a 60 to 40 ratio of the votes pro Tempelhof, not enough voters had voted for the preservation of Tempelhof as an airport. About 530000 had voted pro, about 350000 had voted against Tempelhof. About 1550000 didn't voted at all - like me. My opinion on that is: "The politics" had said before the public decision that they will ignore the result, so one should show "the politics" that they will be ignored, too. Finally it was like this: The one who didn't took place at the decision had voted for "No", more or less.

I had expected that more people would go to the voting, especially because prior to the vote there were 250000 voters who ordered their ballot by mail. Also the weather couldn't had a negative influence to the public decision, it was very good with sunshine and all that. Also the press cannot be held responsible that the about 600000 "Yes"-votes didn't came together: The local Springer press was full of articles covering Tempelhof, more or less with a pro Tempelhof tendency. - So now "the politics" must show that they can handle the free ticket they got from the voters. The worst thing that could happen would be that Tempelhof as a historical building with park and some appartement buildings will cost more than Tempelhof as an airport.












The Buddy Bear in Front of the Math Building




Annual Set 7Picture 47
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Buddy Bears
From:2008-04-12
Online since:2008-04-25





The Buddy Bear in front of the math building. - At the day of the photo I walked through the art and second hand goods market at the Straße des 17. Juni. I didn't found something to browse through. Some years ago there was one or two merchants with a lot of old postcards and similar, but something like this seems not the exist anymore. Instead of this a lot of junk. And the art market consisted of only a few huts.












Global City or Province?




Annual Set 7Picture 46
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads, Streetview
From:2008-04-19
Online since:2008-04-21





At the coming Sunday (2008-04-27) the voting to the public decision about the airport Tempelhof takes place. It is said to be a decision whether Berlin stays a global city of becomes province. This is pretty rubbish, because no global city like Paris, London or New York has an airport in the very center of the city like Berlin. Exactly this is admitted by another poster of the pro Tempelhof party. Tempelhof costs money, that is 10 million euro per year. Compared to the billions of the bank scandal this is only little, but nevertheless its money payed by the tax payers. So if there is something where one can spare 10 million euro, this is something to go for it. Therefore I am for a big park instead of some asphalt runways for a few business airplanes. The historical buildings will be preserved, anyways. Within the hangars of Tempelhof there were some concerts in the past, this is something to do for the future, too.

The question is, whether to go to the voting or not. To make the public decision valid it is necessary that sixhundredthousand voters make their cross. The last surveys I have heard were about 61% to 39% for a further operation of Tempelhof. No idea how this could be so many, because nearly none of the 61% will come into the position to fly from Tempelhof. As said, Tempelhof will be a business airplanes only airport. 61% are a lot. A single "no" will make no big difference. But a not made vote might lead to the fact that the public decision won't become valid. And after all the whole vote is a farce: Even if the public decision will be valid and even if 61% will be pro Tempelhof, the closing of the airport is already a signed and sealed fact. It is already decided to close Tempelhof - besides it was already by the former Diepgen senate. And so the whole voting itself is a waste of money for nothing.












Filmbühne at the Steinplatz, Spring 2008




Annual Set 7Picture 45
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview, Cinema
From:2008-04-12
Online since:2008-04-19





My formerly most favoured cinema.
It is nearly vis-a-vis of the Prometheus fountain.
It is already some years ago that the last movie was shown, here.
Now it is only a restaurant.
I cannot say which cinema is my most favoured now.
Maybe the Delphi... maybe... no... maybe the CineStar Origial..?












The Prometheus Fountain at the UDK




Annual Set 7Picture 44
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Art, Fountains
From:2008-04-12
Online since:2008-04-17





This picture is nothing special. With some Google I found here and here some other photos. For a long time there is no water there. The UDK is the University of Arts.












The eternal Construction Area, naked




Annual Set 7Picture 41
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview, Architecture
From:2008-03-31
Online since:2008-04-08





The eternal construction area is naked again. One can look over it to the Zoo-Palast - a multiplex cinema. For a long time - maybe three or four years - at the place of the construction area there was a big scaffolding with advertising planes. But this is removed, now. No idea, when this had happend. Maybe this is a sign that something will be going on, here. I think I read something about a bureau building which will be higher than anything around. No problem with that. The main point is, that the big black hole within the heart of the City West will vanish. It exists as long I can remember. A really long time ago there was a solitude shop for second hand clothes, but this is gone for at least a decade or so. - I also look forward for the big ferris-wheel which is planned to be build somewhere close to the Zoo. If it will be build, anyways.

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Ok, ok, I have understood, Ivy's Bar is gone. It was a nice comic. But wait: There it is again: Ivy's Bar @ Ehrensenf. Hopefully it will stay alive for a long time. If not, Ivy might appear at least sometimes at Daily Ivy.

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iTunes statistics (seen at Daily Ivy, in German for the first time maybe at bloggold)

statistics
2102 title, 6:08:57:00, 11.57 GB

shortest & longest track
Interlude, Tom Waits (0:18)
Dance No. 4, (Philip Glass) (23:31)

first & last track
'cause cheap is how I feel, Cowboy Junkies
Zun Zun Paloma, Vieja Trova Santiaguera

first & last artist
(Ludwig van Beethoven)
Zoe

first & last album
1, Peter Gabriel
Zoeciety, Zoe

first & last added
Wedding March, (Mendelssohn Bartholdy)
Walkabout, The Sugarcubes

the five most played tracks
Faith of the Heart (Enterprise Theme), Russell Watson
End Titles (Nothing in this World), Craig Armstrong
E-bow the Letter, R.E.M.
Playgirl, Ladytron
Parade, Garbage
(luckily this ain't the six most played tracks, because my sixed most played track is very embarrasing.)

five songs in the partyshuffle
???

song search results
Sex 2
Death 3
Love 103
You 205
Home 17
Boy 113
Girl 24
Black 71
Red 50
Gold 12












The BVG is on strike






Annual set 7Picture 34
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Streetview, U-Bahn
From:2008-03-09
Online since:2008-03-13





I really can't remember to experience a BVG strike, ever. The fact that it shall prolong through Eastern is somewhat painful. Normally I don't need the BVG. I walk most of my ways. But right before and after Eastern I have to go to Lichterfelde, which is somewhat more troublesome with the S-Bahn...

I take pictures only occasionally, lately. The picture above is one of seventeen which I had saved from the camera. Most of these pictures were from the time around Christmas. Maybe I will do some more photography in the coming future...












12 Pictures from the Zoo











Annual set 7Picture 22-33
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Animals
From:2006-08
Online since:2006-08-10





12 pictures from the Berlin zoo.












300




Annual set 7Picture 17
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Objects, Streetview
From:2005-04-12
Online since:2005-04-17





No idea what the 300 is for, but it must had a meaning.












PHOENIX




Annual set 7Picture 16
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Architecture, Streetview
From:2005-04-12
Online since:2005-04-12





The Phoenix. The ship is still visible after more than 7 years.












Bus Stop Gaußstraße (H&M 15.3)




Annual set 7Picture 15
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2005-03-19
Online since:2005-04-05





The classic H&M advertisement.












Bus Stop Beusselstraße (H&M 15.2)




Annual set 7Picture 14
Camera:Olympus E-100RS
Location:Charlottenburg
Category:Ads
From:2005-03-19
Online since:2005-03-31





The classic H&M advertisement.










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