COVID-19 – 46 POSTS

COVID-19

This blog is the result of the COVID-19 lockdown, it was conceived, designed, programmed and the first 46 posts were online, all within just 3 short months.

First 46 Posts

  • Straße des 17 JuniStraße des 17 Juni
    Although these two images appear to show the same scene, albeit a century apart, they do in fact show two differing locations, as the Siegessäule shown way in the distance ...
  • 07: A clean sweep07: A clean sweep
    Introduction A BVG cleaner symbolically removes all traces of previous events, the ramshackle narrative can now continue anew. But clouds appear to be gathering, is it the quiet before the storm? The Stage This is ...
  • 06: Back to reality06: Back to reality
    Introduction The poster now gone, together with any interest in the recently deceased, the location slowly returns to normal, a reigning atmosphere of calm, almost as though it were an intermission ...
  • 05: Morbid interest05: Morbid interest
    Introduction The untimely demise of one of Berlin’s elderly citizens continues to attract interest from passersby and those with time on their hands. The Stage This is part of a continuing series of ...
  • 04: The Bicycle and the Bottle04: The Bicycle and the Bottle
    Introduction Today’s vignette concerns the bicycle that was left leaning against the wall for most of the late afternoon and the bottle that suddenly appeared next to it . . . ...
  • 03: The Pedestrian03: The Pedestrian
    Introduction The gruesome details listed out on the poster of the heinous crime committed against one of Berlin’s pensioners give many pause for thought. The Stage This is part of a continuing series ...
  • 02: The Poster02: The Poster
    Introduction Today’s vignette: Murder !! A poster requesting information and eyewitnesses to a crime in the Moabit district of Berlin suddenly appears stuck to the wall. The Stage This is part of a continuing ...
  • Micro Location: GraffitiMicro Location: Graffiti
    Anglicisms Flipper – Pinball machine Oldtimer – Classic car Handy – Mobile phone The German language is full of pseudo-Anglicisms and the expression “lost place” is another of them. On first hearing the term it’s ...
  • 01: The Stage01: The Stage
    A City Soap Opera A soap opera is usually a radio or television series that deals with domestic situations and is frequently characterised by melodrama and sentimentality, an important element of ...
  • The Brandenburg GateThe Brandenburg Gate
    A postcard from c.1920 shows the Brandenburg Gate on the right and a still intact Bundestag on the left complete with its original dome. The bronze Quadriga, the four horse-drawn chariot ...

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