Berlin photos – station, stickers, squats, Roter Salon and bloody gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

I enjoyed a week in Berlin back in 2014, and it was great to get the chance to revisit the city recently.

Sadly, it was something of a flying visit, as I was only around for one day to play a show with the Monochrome Set. Here’s some photos from my trip:

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Opened in May 2006 and located on the site of the historic Lehrter Bahnhof station, Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in Berlin. []

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

The station is on multiple levels, with the upper level providing six tracks.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

A chilly day in Berlin.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

The River Spree runs outside the station.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

As we visited in December, there was baubles a-plenty around town.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Catching the tram to our hotel.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

We stopped off at Gorki Park Cafe/Bar for some traditional Russian cuisine.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Stickers.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Street art.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin has been hit hard by gentrification, with the eviction of squatters sparking violent demonstrations.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

The long-standing squat on Linienstrasse remains.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

This photo tell sits own story: right next door to the squat is a luxury fashion store.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Small graveyard by the squat.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

‘Sixty Seven Junkfood.’

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

The Fernsehturm Television Tower dominates the Berlin skyline.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the administration of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), it is the tallest structure in Germany, and the second tallest structure in the European Union at 368 metres high (including antenna).

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

‘Hipster Pride.’

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

My kind of street!

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

We were playing the Roter Salon in Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

The interior of the venue was beautiful.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Soundchecking.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

My kit for the evening.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

In the dining area.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Post show booze up!

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

This guy had gone drinking with us after our show in Liepzig, so it was great to see him again!

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

I can’t remember the name of this bar, sorry!

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Stickers.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Cafe bar and launderette. Winning combo!

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Back at the multi level Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

I do love a double decker train!

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

The band wait for the train to our next show at Frankfurt.

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

Berlin photos - station, stickers, squats and gentrification

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