Friday, May 7, 2010

Berlin - Landwehrkanal ...

... map of Friedrichshain - Kreuzberg - Treptow area ...

... East Berlin Ampelmännchen,
Treptower Park ...

... Ampelmännchen / little traffic light man ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... The East Berlin Ampelmännchen was created in 1961
by traffic psychologist Karl Peglau as part of a proposal
for a new traffic lights layout.

The Ampelmännchen is a beloved symbol in Eastern Germany,
"enjoy[ing] the privileged status of being one of the few
features of communist East Germany to have survived
the end of the Iron Curtain with his popularity unscathed.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall,
the Ampelmännchen acquired cult status
...

... traffic jam Puschkin Allee ...
... Elsenstrasse, seen from bike/foothpath,
the Treptowers in distance
...

... Arabic coffee with cardamom & Arab tea with sage
street vendor, in the background "Görli".
Görlitzer Park, former area of the Görlitzer railway
station converted into a
park ...

... Landwehrkanal seen from Görlitzer Park
bike/footpath bridge
...

... view Görlitzer Ufer / Osthafen Lock ...

... Landwehrkanal promenade ...

... Görlitzer Park bike/footpath bridge,
former railway line Berlin–Görlitz ...

... view on Wiesenufer ...

... Lohmühlenbrücke / bridge ...

... and the Neukollner Schiffahrtskanal,
behind the Lohmühlenbridge ...

... Lohmühlen bridge seen from Paul-Lincke-Ufer ...

... Maybachufer and Thielen-Brücke in distance ...

... vintage military truck ...

... converted into the ideal camper,
in the background Maybachufer/strasse ...

... Görlitzer U-Bahnhof seen from Skalitzerstrasse ...

...a Berlin U-Bahn station on the viaduct of the U1 ...
... The station opened on February 18, 1902 under
the name of Oranienstraße and is still preserved
in its original condition ...

... It is located in Kreuzberg, in an area that offers
a wide range of nightlife but is also notorious
for its riots on May 1 ...

source: en.wikipedia.org

... In 1926 it was named after the nearby Görlitzer
Bahnhof,
one of Berlin's pre-war railway stations
where southeastbound trains departed ...

source: en.wikipedia.org

... the Berlin U-Bahn train type A3L71 ...
source: en.wikipedia.org

Landwehrkanal ... (EN)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landwehrkanal
... is a 10 km long canal parallel to the Spree river in Berlin, built
between 1845 and 1850 according to plans by Peter Joseph Lenné
.
It connects the upper part of the Spree at the Osthafen / Eastern
Harbour in Friedrichshain with its lower part in Charlottenburg,
flowing through Kreuzberg and Tiergarten...

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