A neighborhood in transition

April 2015

Street Art, Friedrichshain

When I wrote a guide to my street art favor­ites in Berlin’s Friedrich­shain neigh­bor­hood in October 2013, I knew the list was a tem­por­ary thing. The trans­form­a­tion process Friedrich­shain is going through has proven to be fiercer than I expec­ted, however. A sig­ni­fic­ant number of street art pics have van­ished since. 

Now one of the great spots at the corner of Scharn­weber­straße and Mainzer Straße is going away, too. A Gründerzeit house is being ren­ov­ated and all paint­ings and cut outs have been removed. 

At some point it was to be expec­ted (the house was severely run down with only a few tenants holding the line behind broken windows), so there’s no sur­prise element in this story. 

Still, some of the pics at this house were quite beau­ti­ful – farewell to a few favorites: 

street art, friedrichshain

graffiti, friedrichshain

Graffiti, Friedrichshain

street art, friedrichshain

street art, friedrichshain

Love street art? Check out my Flickr set.