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Wien : a glimpse

Was ist das ?

When you see those two big towers you first think that they are a kind of water or energy related tower, which they’re totally not, they are relics of the second world war fortifications in other word : blockhaus.

Most of the blockhaus i know or that we usually see are on the beaches half trapped in sand or under a lot of vegetation lost in fields, not bluntly scorching the eyes in the middle of a modern city where most of them have been destroyed. But here they stand as immuable reminders of the dark years of the third reich. They’re call Flak tower (flak is an acronym for some german huge defensive anti-aircraft reinforce-concrete tower).

They just begins to be re-used, one now hosts a zoological collection “The house of the sea”, we must not forgot that, primarily they were supposed, after the war, to be covered in marble and gold as memorials and reminders of the german triumph…Lucky for us they’re now in ruins !

What’s up with their separate duvet !?

Surprise !

The first time i saw it in Berlin i thought it was a mistake but a second time, it can’t be. So One duvet per person, i see the point that’s kind of more democratic… but how the hell am i gonna keep my feet warm during the night ?!

“TOG” used here in the wordplay, is the way you find the thickness of a duvet in the UK, as you can see below :

I always take king or super king beddings for my queen sized bed, so I have plenty of duvet space to roll in and an access to my significant other for any kind of reheating lol

More info here.

And some really don’t care about duvet as long as there is one !


One night @ the opera

Apartment Park Augarten – Wasnergasse 19 – Wien

Berlin to Wien

Walk [the dog] down memory lane

We walk globule a little bit every where we can but it’s the first time we walk her on historic grounds… Along the Bernauer Straße, that street famous for escapes from windows of apartment blocks in the eastern part of the city, down to the street, which was in the West.

What’s that? More stones?…. muh…

Here a map of the memorial with is situated along the way of the Bernauer Straße. 

In segment D of the street

Oderberger Straße view from Mauer park on Berlin West, in 1968.
And the same view in 1989.

In between segment D and C of the street

2019, back in the 30s, the way it should always have been.

In segment C of the street

In between segment C and B of the street

The wall that sliced Berlin and probably this building in two. More information : If wall could talk : the new meat mural in Berlin

In segment B of the street

The Grand

The first restaurant I see with an entry that looks like a private club… We even asked ourselves if we were at the right place !


still unnoticeable….


The most interesting place in Berlin -Globule edit-

This should explain that !!!

Prenzlauer Berg & Oderberger straße

Prenzlauer Berg borough

Oderberger straße then and now

1986
today
1987

Oderberger straße Easter time !

It’s a neighborhood full of history and charm in which we had the chance to spend a few night. The weight of the past feels heavy here, it feels old and dirty. Yet it is full of life and colors. People are from a lot of different origins, there is always a smell of hashish somewhere. A lot of renovation works is also taking place to modernize it, and the result is quite good.

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