Tag Archive for Berlin

POW! WOW! DC 2018 MURAL FESTIVAL

Headlining today’s post … Father and son by Martin Swift

Local, regional and international artists gathered May 5th–13th in DC’s NoMa neighborhood for the third annual Pow! Wow! DC mural festival.

A Chinese dragon, a host of spirit animals and golden characters, an endearing father and child, a gigantic chameleon, and more lined the stretch of the Metropolitan Branch Trail between R Street NE and New York Avenue NE. Charm City Streets captured much of the artistic action along this outdoor art gallery.

URBAN NATION – BERLIN

Headlining today's post ... Urban Nation, Buelowstrasse 97, Berlin

Headlining today’s post … Urban Nation, Buelowstrasse 97, Berlin

Headquartered in Berlin’s Tempelhof-Schoeneberg district, Urban Nation supports street art and artists world-wide. Their motto is all nations under one roof; and, their goal is a global exchange of artistic ideas, creative energies, and innovative talents.

EASTSIDE GALLERY … BERLIN

East Side Gallery _ 03

Headlining today’s post … Der Mauerspringer by Gabriel Heimler

The Eastside Gallery is not only the longest segment of the Berlin Wall that still stands today; it is likely the longest open air gallery in the world. It runs for some 1300+ meters, a bit more than 8 tenths of a mile, along Muehlenstrasse in the Friedrichshain district.

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 ushered in change, hope for a brighter future in a reunited Germany, and hope for a freedom-filled future for all peoples and nations. Artists from all corners of the globe gathered in Berlin to capture and communicate the joy and excitement spawned by this hope.

Street Art in Berlin-Mitte

Schon wieder overdressed zur cocktailparty ... Flockart

Headlining today’s post … Schon wieder overdressed zur cocktailparty?

Berlin-Mitte, the district north of Kreuzberg, languished during the Cold War era, but today it is the thriving heart of the reunified capital city. Here you find the historic Reichstag building and its majestic dome, the famed Brandenburg Gate, the magnificent Unter den Linden avenue, the TV Tower, and much more.

BERLIN, GERMANY … KREUZBERG

I heart Berlin

Headlining today’s post … I heart Berlin

During the Cold War era, Kreuzberg was a downtrodden area in West Berlin. After the Wall fell in 1989, Kreuzberg found itself in the middle of the reunified capital city. Now, some 26 years later, the neighborhood is one of Berlin’s trendy cultural hubs.

TEUFELSBERG, BERLIN, GERMANY

 

Berlin rising ... Vanesa Longchamp

Headlining today’s post … Berlin rising by Vanesa Longchamp

In mid-October, Charm City Streets traveled to Germany to seek out street art in Munich and Berlin. The trip, as the Germans say, was spitze and wunderbar.