Just a very brief ‘Hello’ from Berlin. This is the view from the apartment I’m staying in. It snowed all night yesterday and there were people skiing on the six lane “Frankfurter-Allee“. Very romantic with a distinct Eastern European feel.
The snow is taking over the city. Snowplows everywhere. Strolling through Berlin feels like walking in sand on the beach.
This is what I did yesterday: After a Sudanese falafel, we went to a photography exhibit at the C/O Berlin much too weak to mention and had a great time in the “Tacheles” pictured below.
The “Tacheles” is a huge warehouse full of artists studios. The entire building is covered from top to bottom inside and out with Graffiti. It’s a piece of Berlin history, starting in 1907 as a shopping mall, later used by the Nazi party in the forties and for french prisoners. It became famous in the 90’s as a vibrant international art space, complete with wild performances and squatters.
From their website:
“Tacheles” is an old Jewish word meaning to disclose, to reveal or to speak clearly. The slang meaning of the word was bringing to an end.
The Art-Centre Tacheles is situated in a ruin in Berlin Mitte. Located in former East Berlin, the area was a Jewish quarter in the past and has now become a meeting point for people interested in arts and culture and for those who think they are.
I love that “for those who think they are.” If you ARE interested, visit: http://www.tacheles.de