Building crumbled (or been bombed) out of existence?
Unsightly Brandmauer you’re not sure how to enliven?
Struggling to combine safe play areas for children with a commercial parking strategy?
Why not string a giant spider’s web between two buildings and bring a bit of excitement into your Altstadt. Fantastic use of space. Love the excitement factor.
Chances of getting it but in a historic town centre in the UK? I wouldn’t hold my breath… #sometimesgermanplannersgetitright
Of course: who didn’t watch Titanic and, as the people were being tipped to their doom, think to themself “Now THAT would make a cool slide!”?
Germany: because why call them “nipples” when you can call them “breast-warts”.
The Stadt I Am In is the latest in a long line of blogs about life in Berlin, focusing on architecture, music and art. But I guess you already read that in the title, didn’t you.
I work as a freelance Architectural Designer here (and yes, I do actually work!), but when I’m not working I get out on my bike and discover. Finished up my post-grad in Glasgow a year ago and moved straight over, already in love with this city and excited to become more than a casual acquaintance with her. In that time I’ve constantly thought about starting a blog, had experiences I wanted to share but no idea how to document them. Well, this is it.
I hope to share my enthusiasm and inspire conversation. Or at least the odd comment. I hope that in and of itself this blog leads to new meetings and new situations. And I hope to practice my English again, because too much German making me structure my sentences in a funny way is.
I’ll post comment on buildings I like. Pass judgement on buildings I think are awful. Keep you updated on the amazing mannequins in the shop window downstairs, with the paper cut-out faces of Princess Diana and the Queen. All with photos - lots of lovely photos, sadly mostly shoddily taken.
Finally, join in. Send me a message, or a comment. Tell me to stop wittering on. It’s scary enough talking into the void, I’m hoping the void will occasionally talk back.