21 January 2007




Here’s a jolly bit of urban-intervention at the otherwise dreary Südkreuz, an area which doesn’t look like it’s quite recovered from either WWII or 1970’s urban planning.

It’s pink

Of note is the message above the mirror, quite legible from the pavement. To which job does the message refer? The paint job, or the current employment situation of the anonymous decorator? And why in English?

As a resident of Berlin, it’s easy to forget just how drab it can be, and where colour is used at all in the rennovation of housing façades, it’s usually a special yellow SLAB would like to refer to as default-wheat. We shall be keeping an eye on property colour in Berlin with special reference to Urban Camoflage as reported here, and to drabness and maddness in the choice of colours.