Friday, May 24, 2013


24 May 2013

Kreuzberg - known these days as a neighborhood of immigrants and students. Here is a crowded currywurst shop near the subway station.
These cellars below the street level were originally used to store wood and coal, as labeled on this building.
Awesomely detailed graffiti art.
Yep, two years later I still think it's cool that the drain covers and manhole covers are so ornate in Germany. 
Inside this building (below the elephant nose lamp) is an art studio group.
The art studios have cleverly transformed the old buildings into a beautiful garden.

The Kreuzberg Markthalle (Market Hall) as seen from the outside.

On the inside, it is modern and upscale, full of high-end and/or organic products and a far cry from the crowded markets in China.
The gorgeous Passionskirche, poorly photographed by yours truly. Sadly, the beautiful side view is now blocked by a building which has been built just a couple of meters away.
The front is obscured by large trees, making it impossible (for me) to get a good photo. Maybe in winter when the trees lose their leaves... the architecture is just too amazing not to photograph.
 Hot chocolate at Sarotti, yummmmmm.... no Swiss Miss junk here, this is the REAL DEAL. Sarotti has been manufacturing chocolates since the 1800's.
Notice in both pictures, the Sarotti-Moor... talk about bygone eras.
On the arched ceiling, but not photographed, was a sky with clouds and cherubs sporting sunglasses and mp3 players, as if in counterpoint to Little Black Sambo.


  1. Lovely photos, I have enjoyed visiting your blog.

    1. Thanks for dropping by, Anne! I love to receive feedback. :)

  2. Hi Malia!!! After such a long time, switching jobs and cities, I finally remembered the name of your blog and googled you!!! How can I contact you??? Maka

    1. Hi Maka, how delightful to hear from you. It has been a very long time. I have left you a message on your blog. ♥