From Berlin’s science and tech campus in Adlershof, this picture was sent in by Marko Förstel, who recently encountered a large newcomer among the plants in the oval lobby of an office building on Albert-Einstein-Straße.
In this restaurant in Berlin-Friedrichshain the other day, in the morning before the restaurant had opened for the day, a crew of plants were chilling in the window, from oranges to orchids.
Only plants may park on this driveway, on a small street of souvenir shops and lunch spots on Kyoto’s famous Philosopher’s Walk, leading to Ginkakuji, the silver temple. The Philosopher’s Walk is full of cherry blossoms in the spring, they say; in winter, there are other plants to be seen.
Taped-off scene of destruction: urban plant carnage at Boxhagener Platz in Berlin.
Now that Urban Plant Research has an Instagram feed in addition to this here blog, some plants I see wind up landing only one on platform or the other – it’s hard to keep tabs on them all. Here’s a trove of Berlin summer plants that I’ve recently posted on Instagram.
This laid-back cactus must have an interesting life. A glam little character with its bright red color and gold spray-painted pot, chilling under a disco ball, it lives on the dashboard of a van that clearly goes places. Well stocked with maps and music, this little guy is living the dream. Spotted recently at Boxhagener Platz in Berlin-Friedrichshain.
Spotted yesterday at Prince Charles, a bar in the Aufbau Haus at Moritzplatz.