Friedrichshain – Wedding


pictures of a cold grey Saturday in Berlin-Wedding.

We are moving our studio from Berlin Friedrichshain to Berlin Wedding. The difference in neighborhood could not be much bigger. In Friedrichshain, we were close to the Strausberger Platz, in the midst of East German “Plattenbauten”, a rather bleak area, with hardly any shops or restaurants, removed from the “hipness” what people usually associate with the Friedrichshain area. Whenever I went to the closest supermarket there, I felt that I was the only person there, who had not been living there for at least 15 years, and certainly the only foreigner … But I really loved that area.
In Berlin – Wedding we are certainly not the only foreigners, on the contrary, there we belong to a minority of white people in the midst of a huge Turkish community. And it is a very busy area where we work now. It feels much more city like then any other neighborhood in Berlin where I have lived or worked until now. I like it.

3 Comments so far

  1. till (unregistered) on December 4th, 2005 @ 4:28 pm

    There’s some nicer spots in Wedding, but I am not sure if I would open a business there per se. ;-) Good luck!

  2. The Exit (unregistered) on December 5th, 2005 @ 11:26 pm

    Well, you should not be toooooo afraid from Wedding. It is betten than the stories you can listen to….

  3. metecem (unregistered) on December 14th, 2005 @ 12:41 pm

    …there we belong to a minority of white people in the midst of a huge Turkish community. ”

    what does this mean?

    what does a minority of ‘white’ people mean, in the midst of a huge ‘Turkish’ community ?

    are turks afroasian or what ? as far as I know, they are also caucasians…

    or is someone trying to set up a fake agenda in the blog?

    i live in Berlin and İstanbul, I spend the most of my time travelling back and forth…. after all these years, I have learned people should think before they speak as there are so many radical who’d jump at an expression like this and make something huge out of it.

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