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Glimpse of Weißer See lake through the branches

Weißer See, Pankow, Berlin ©William Niendorff

Looking through the photos of Berlin’s parks on Planting Art, all taken this summer by Texas-based artist and landscape architect William Niendorff, it’s hard to believe all these green spaces are in Berlin.

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In a grungy steel planter in front of a cute little mite of a delicatessen in Kreuzberg,

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Leafless street tree with colorful glass ornaments

The folks on Dresdenerstraße, a little street tucked away behind Kottbusser Tor in Berlin-Kreuzberg, have gotten up several of their currently leafless street trees with colorful baubles and ribbons. For once, Christmas finery isn’t reserved for the conifers.

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In the middle of Berlin, in the Prinzessinnengarten community garden in Kreuzberg, a bar that feels like it’s in the woods.

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This intrepid plant caught my eye with its bright green color as I was walking down Adalbertstraße in Kreuzberg the other day, not far from the petting zoo. Isn’t it amazing how it totally defies the gray-and-black palette of its stony and metallic surroundings with its radiant color?

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Spotted today on Bernburger Straße in the northwest end of Kreuzberg, near Anhalter Bahnhof.

 

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Plant leaves poking through expanse of asphalt

30. May 2009, ca. 15:00, Mariannenplatz, Berlin-Kreuzberg

As Marko and I were passing by the big construction site in front of the Bethanien (an old brick hospital, once site of squatters’ movement, now home to arts organizations), he pointed and said, “There’s something for Urban Plant Research.” In a strip of newly laid asphalt, there had already been some kind of small-scale upheaval. It looked like the blacktop had been broken from underneath by some very determined plant!

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