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The Kunsthaus Tacheles (Art House Tacheles), was an art center in Berlin, Germany, a large (9000 square meter) building and sculpture park on Oranienburger Straße in the district known as Mitte. Huge, colorful graffiti-style murals are painted on the exterior walls, and modern art sculptures are featured inside. The building houses an artists collective which is threatened with eviction. Originally called "Friedrichsstadtpassagen", it was built as a department store in the Jewish quarter (Scheunenviertel) of Berlin, next to the synagogue.[2] Serving as a Nazi prison for a short while, it was later partially demolished. After the Berlin Wall had come down, it was taken over by artists, who called it Tacheles, Yiddish for "straight talking."[2] The building contained studios and workshops, a nightclub, and a cinema. Outside, the garden featured an open air exhibition of metal sculptures as well as galleries and studios for sculptors and painters. A part of the garden still remains open to the public.

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Comments (6)

~Marlene~ on July 13, 2013

An excellent urban image, composition & light, Maja... I Like it very much! I hope you are enjoying a good summer. Thank you for your latest visit... i've missed you!

My best wishes, Marlene

Maja Weidemueller on July 15, 2013

Thank you dear Marlene! Yes, Berlin has so many secret corners, it will take me decades to explore them .....

Have a very merry kind of week ~ Maja

J. Radtke on July 19, 2013

schöne Aufnahme!!! LIKE

Maja Weidemueller on July 31, 2013

Danke! Warum?

Ian Stehbens on August 17, 2013

It may be decades before I can come back to Berlin, so please keep exploring the secret corners of Berlin for the likes of me, dear Maja... especially revealing the secrets and the treaures.


GWHoffman on August 19, 2013

Fascinating image and very nice presentation. LK-3

Regards, Glenn

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