. . . Project – The Stage

This project started by chance when I saw the potential after capturing a young lady standing behind a structural pillar at the rail Station, Bahnhof Zoo in central Berlin, because within just a short space of time she was gone, and been replaced by the next stranger.

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.

From “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare

Due to COVID I have unfortunately had to mothball this project, as the number of people allowed to loiter around the station, providing interesting vignettes of city life, has dropped to almost zero, but I hope to resurrect it if and when the pandemic next allows it.

  • 12: Shadow Play12: Shadow Play
    Introduction The stage is empty, having run out of fresh material the headline act has finally left, with the audience gone, peace reigns at last. But what’s this? A troupe of wandering urban ...
  • 11: It’s a dog’s life11: It's a dog's life
    Introduction With all this drama, even man’s best friend tries to get in on the act. Dragged out for a walk, there’s not much to see or do here for our four ...
  • 10: The Stage – Man Waiting – Video10: The Stage - Man Waiting - Video
    Click on image to watch Or watch here: https://youtu.be/IobSIctqzGY The Stage This is part of a continuing series of photos taken of a wall outside the main entrance to Bahnhof Zoo rail station, ...
  • 09: Behind the Scenes09: Behind the Scenes
    Introduction The curtain rises, a hush falls over the gathered crowd, from the wings a lone voice can be heard: All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They ...
  • 08: The demon drink08: The demon drink
    Introduction Another case for the emergency services. But it is said that everyone is just one or two personal crises away from living on the street, becoming homeless, and once there it ...
  • The Stage – Video introductionThe Stage - Video introduction
    Click on image to watch Or watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoxKRDRKCEQ The Stage This is part of a continuing series of photos taken of a wall outside the main entrance to Bahnhof Zoo rail station, ...
  • 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 . . . ...


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