Kreuzberg: living graffiti

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When I visited Berlin last summer, I spent an early morning and, a couple of days later, a late afternoon touring around Kreuzberg.  This borough is divided into two major districts, 36 and 61.  I didn’t know enough about them to distinguish them – everywhere I went was heavily covered in graffiti.  This street art was an integrated part of Kreuzberg and often reflected the lives passing in front of it.

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It was an immersive experience to photograph surrounded by this art.  And one which was a great challenge to show that integration of the art with the people.  That is what drew me back a second time on a visit where I only had five days in Berlin.  I’m glad I did, it was a really interesting place to visit.

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20 responses

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  2. This artwork is so alive and popping. I absolutely love it! I look forward to seeing Berlin’s artwork in a few weeks, this has excited me 🙂

    January 31, 2017 at 11:59 am

  3. So vibrant and alive! Lures me to want to know more about the place.

    January 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

  4. I immediately saw how you did align a number of elements and appreciate the time it took! A really interesting post.

    January 2, 2017 at 8:52 pm

  5. Awesome as always! You’ve captured this beautiful community atmosphere, it looks like a lovely place to live (or spend a few hours…)

    January 2, 2017 at 8:12 am

  6. Nice Tour de Berlin:-)

    December 30, 2016 at 11:24 pm

  7. Amazing! Thanks for sharing this incredible artwork.

    December 30, 2016 at 1:31 pm

  8. Wow !!

    December 30, 2016 at 11:40 am

  9. Love it!

    December 30, 2016 at 11:06 am

  10. Reblogged this on clawingmywayin and commented:
    Graffiti at its finest

    December 30, 2016 at 11:06 am

  11. I had to come back and look at the photos again. l really like the first photo with the sillouettes in the foreground and the one of the firehall with the person walking by and the firefighters sitting in the entrance.

    December 30, 2016 at 9:57 am

  12. Brilliant and some fine artwork here. i like that there are areas where graffitti is allowed to exist and even flourish.

    December 30, 2016 at 9:51 am

  13. Nice post, and some great pictures. Street/graffiti art has a way of drawing you in to a place.

    December 30, 2016 at 4:02 am

  14. Wonderful photos

    December 30, 2016 at 2:03 am

  15. Nice collection of street art.

    December 30, 2016 at 12:45 am

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  17. Awesome!

    December 29, 2016 at 11:52 pm

  18. Wonderful photos. I can see why it would be an immersive experience.
    Alison

    December 29, 2016 at 9:11 pm

  19. I know why I love Berlin 🙂 thanks for sharing these! Here’s one of my own pics, from another part of Kreuzberg (Mehringplatz): http://wp.me/p35f3o-yl

    December 29, 2016 at 6:19 pm

  20. i like,

    2016-12-30 7:30 GMT+07:00 Christopher Martin Photography :

    > Christopher Martin posted: ” When I visited Berlin last summer, I spent an > early morning and, a couple of days later, a late afternoon touring around > Kreuzberg. This borough is divided into two major districts, 36 and 61. I > didn’t know enough about them to distinguish them – ev” >

    December 29, 2016 at 5:57 pm

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