TQE | That Queer Expatriate

Expatriate, not ex-patriot: I'm a progressive liberal and queer American in Berlin, Germany. My roots in include 18 years in Denver, 6 in Laramie, Wyoming, 6 in Bloomington, Indiana, and 6 in Weimar, Germany. Sense a pattern? Don't want to leave a comment on this blog? Email scintillatingme at gmail.com, username "elmadaeu"

Wednesday Wanderings (in four photos)

Wednesday, after work, I wandered through parts of Mitte — coming up with a few photographs.

U-Unter den Linden

This is the entrance to the future “U-Unter den Linden” along Friedrichstrasse. The new station will replace U-Französiche Strasse, once the extension of the U5 opens, thus creating an interchange station between the new U5 and the U6.

Democratic Path

An odd little sign in this park — if it’s not graffiti/street art, it’s something incredibly odd. I chose not to walk down it.

S-Hackescher Markt

Brick detail along the facade of S-Hackescher Markt — I’ve passed by the station a number of times, but never really stopped to look up and to see what it looked like. They really used to make thing pretty!

Art from Manhole covers

In Hackescher Markt I ran across an artist of the street– an artist who paints a manhole cover and then transfers it to sheets of paper. Incredibly clever and very pretty. If I hadn’t had a lot of stops on the way home, I would have asked how much they cost.

2 comments to Wednesday Wanderings (in four photos)

  • Bill

    I come to Germany every summer, in particular Weimar. I rent a Ferien Wohnung there for a few weeks every summer. I looked for “gay weimar” on google and your old blog post was the only thing that came up. How funny to read about the places you read were cruise spots! Platz der Democratie – really!
    I will be flying into Berlin and after a week heading to beliebte Weimar for 3 weeks. In the past 5 years, I too have found nothing gay in Weimar.

    • Bill, I think that there are a couple gay bars now. Or at least there were — one is named “Warm Up” — the other appears to have closed. I’m not sure if Warm Up is still open.