lame photo I quickly took in a moving train. I always see this place on my way from the airport to the city. It's a strange sight, that hotchpotch of white buildings poking up over the trees
beautifully bizarre cafe in kreuzberg, situated in some kind of crater
Unfortunately, what displays the change in the city and one of the things wrong with the world is the closure of
's Tacheles, a sad day for alternative art. The famous art squat, once a no man's land of creativity and freedom, has been subsumed by heartless capitalism. Artists turned the derelict building into a landmark of Berlin 's alternative art scene when it saved the building from demolition in the early 90s. Berlin
The closure by the authorities of a city increasingly dominated by property and finance, is a sad moment for anyone who believes art can offer alternative visions of the world.
Today's art is full of big talk about subversion, the default crest of artists like Damien Hirst. But no one can really believe that artists steeped in the big money art world are genuine in any way, they’re much better at merchandising than anything else.