Tacheles

April 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

It’s one of those places in Berlin that you really only go to, when you’re taking visitors. That being said, Kunsthaus Tacheles is still an interesting place that holds a special thing for me … the first night J and I met, we hung out there for a few drinks after the party at Deathless (the skateshop / gallery where she worked at the time, where we’d met earlier) wrapped up for the evening.

A few years later, I slapped a few paste-ups in there. Some are already gone and some covered up, but I discovered when we’d taken one of J’s friends from uni to have a look recently, that one is still in place.

Tacheles has been around forsome 20 years now but seems to be at the beginning of the end … the business concerns took the golden egg but the artists are sticking around. For how long is not sure. Even though it has become more of a tourist trap than anything else, it’s still an integral case in Berlin’s wave of gentrification that threatens to remove all the character this city has to offer.

If you want to read more about it, you can here.

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