Posts tagged with ‘street art’

  • Urban Journeys: Fanta




    COUNTRY: Germany

    WHEN: November, 2014


    It is quite common to see urban art on the gable ends of residential buildings in Berlin, Germany and this is just one I came across this year in Mitte, Berlin. I will be on the look out for more as they are always fun and interesting.

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  • Urban Journeys: Alcatraz




    WHERE: Berlin

    COUNTRY: Germany

    WHEN: November, 2014


    Came across this entrance way in Berlin. It is the entrance of a backpackers hostel accommodation named… yes you guessed it. Alcatraz. The humour is appreciated.

    The original Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay in California, United States. Often referred to as “The Rock“, it has a lighthouse, a military fortification, was a military prison, and later served as a federal prison from 1933 until 1963.  In 1972, Alcatraz became a national recreation area and is now a popluar tourist destination.

    Amongst its infamous ‘inhabitants’ were the notorious gangster Al “Scarface” Capone (1899-1947) and murderer Robert “Birdman of Alcatraz” Stroud (1890-1963). Though many attempts were made, it is said that no prisoner ever escaped the island.

    Despite the name, the Alcatraz hostel actually looks like a pretty cool and friendly place judging from their website, their Google+ page and reviews from customers. So if you are looking for cheap accommodation in the centre of Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg) check out the Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel Berlin. It is close to the popular “Mauerpark” with its great flea-market on Sundays.


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