|Manchmal ist ein Haus nur ein Haus. Manchmal hat man aber darin seine ersten Jahre verbracht.
Dritter Stock. Blissestraße, Wilmersdorf.
||Für die, die auch deutsche Schmuckläden total witzig finden. Wiener Straße, SO36.
|| Kunsthaus Tacheles
||Synagoge und Fußball-Fernsehturm.
||Neue Synagoge - Centrum Judaicum
|Sometimes a house is just a house. Sometimes it's where you spent your first years.
Fourth floor. Blissestraße, Berlin-Wilmersdorf.
||This belongs in the catagory of pictures for English speakers
who also find German jewelry stores incredibly funny.
Wiener Straße, Kreuzberg.
Tacheles Cultural Center
Initially a department store - part of the Friedrichstraßenpassage shopping center - established in 1909,
the building went through several metamorphoses, including suffering a bombing in the war, and was eventually
occupied by squatters in the 1990s, namely the alternative art and cultural group Tacheles. Tacheles
rescued the building from the wrecking ball by suing to have the building protected as a landmark. Meanwhile,
Tacheles - the group and the building became synonymous - became a 'scene' center. Eventually the ruin was sold to
a private firm who had the renovation carried out, the result of which is the fusion of the steel-concrete
ruin and glass-and-steel construction visible in the photo. The building still houses the Tacheles Cultural Center.
|The syanagogue alongside the tv-tower, masquerading as a football.
||New Synagogue - Centrum Judaicum: click on English, then on History.
The New Synagogue was consecrated in 1866. Built by the architect Eduard Knoblauch who took his inspiration from
The Al-Hambra in Granada, the synagogue was all but totally destroyed by bombing in WWII. It was rebuilt, and reconsecrated as
the Centrum Judaicum in 1995. From a distance, the Moorish golden dome shines brightly,
making it stand out in very sharp contrast to its environment.