This was meant to be a blog all about the new housing out at Rummelsburger Bucht. I set off there this morning, and stopped en route to take a couple of snaps of an interesting thing (see below). But while I was photographing the interesting thing, my camera battery went dead. Hence I’m now back at home, and this post will be about the interesting thing instead.
It’s actually four interesting things, set in four courtyards of a coolly renovated industrial building on the corner of Rotherstrasse and Naglerstrasse, round the back of Warschauer Bahnhof.
In each of the building’s four courtyards is a storey-height concrete cube. Each cube has water permanently trickling down its sides – a sort of fountain in fact – and this water is gradually destroying the structure of the concrete. Thick moss and lichens grow on the faces of the cubes. Cracks appear. Chunks of the conrete break off, forming miniature caverns.
Worth seeing if you’re passing by.