The dressed-up construction site is a relatively new phenomenon. While I saw a few scaffolds with big advertisements before, the majority of construction fences are instead sporting some rather detailed artwork.
Construction sites are a staple in Berlin and can be there for a long, long time so it is really nice that people are trying to make them a little more attractive.
Unless you are a little kid, diggers and cranes are not all that fascinating.
Mauerpark is finally open again and they had been working on that water canal thingy for so long that I can honestly not remember what it used to look like.
The dressed-up construction site covering it all up has changed considerably over time. Lots of pieces went missing, others added to the artwork and recently it’s all gone. Now Mauerpark features some non-dusty parts with green grass, a few new swings and a playground.
The yellow dressed-up construction site at Rotes Rathaus has been there for years. You’ll find some photos from 4 years ago here.
Now, a real treat is the new construction site at Alexanderplatz featuring the artwork ‘True Heroines’ by Ron Miller. It just went up, so if you are around this summer (if we can call it that), make sure to check it out!
Once again, if you still think Germans had no humor, this has been taken a few years ago in Berlin Tierpark (the zoo in the former East of the city).
Don’t feed the construction workers!
Last but certainly not least, a construction fence from Justinks & Murals. You’ll find more street art from Malta here.
Have you spotted a dressed-up construction site in your area?
Happy Hump Day; we’ve got this!