Sunday in Kreuzberg

Kreuzberg, Berlin

Kreuzberg, Berlin

Kreuzberg, Berlin

Kreuzberg, Berlin

Kreuzberg, Berlin

Kreuzberg, Berlin

Kreuzberg, Berlin

Kreuzberg, Berlin

Kreuzberg, Berlin

Kreuzberg, Berlin

Kreuzberg, Berlin

Kreuzberg, Berlin

Kreuzberg, Berlin

Kreuzberg, Berlin

Yesterday we took a walk from Friedrichshain to Kreuzberg and Markthalle IX to check out the Handmade Market that appears there every first Sunday of the month. The market was quite good with both really nice and some not so nice things. The rave-futuristic-hippie-style clothing and jewelry that for some reason never seems to have actually left Berlin since it originated sometime in the early nineties was perhaps not the most exciting things for me to look at. But there were of course other things. Like white porcelain cups and lidded jars with a geometric texture on the outside, and thick round brooches with a geometric pattern printed (?) on. The brooches were also made from porcelain. At least it looked like porcelain to my somewhat untrained eyes. The conclusion is obviously that porcelain and geometry is a match made in heaven. Lesson learned.
At the market was also some nice prints.

Wanting to try a vegetarian burger place close to one end of Görlitzer Park, but realizing we were still too full from our breakfast pancakes, we took a little detour on our way there and ended up at the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien where we saw a small art exhibition. The Kunstraum is in an old hospital where there is also a print workshop I intend to use when the screen printing part of the workshop is open for booking again. The ground floor corridors of the building reminded me of a slightly cleaner version of the school I in Prague where I did my exchange semester a few years ago.

On our way back home we passed the Motto bookstore. The minute I feel I have some extra money to spend, this is where I’ll go to spend them. They have an unbelievable amount of books I want to read, look at and touch.

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