Tag Archives: Goodbye to Berlin

Cabaret comes home

If you’re considering a visit to Berlin in 2013, of course, the summer is the ideal time to come. The weather is great, the ‘beach bars’ are open, you can spend a day at Wannsee and, this year, Cabaret is back … Continue reading

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The AVUS

” The car whirled along the black Avus, into the immense darkness of the winter countryside. Giant reflector signs glittered for a moment in the headlight beams, expired like burnt-out matches. Already Berlin was a reddish glow in the sky … Continue reading

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Peter Jöback walks Isherwood’s Neighbourhood.

In December 2011, Swedish singing star Peter Jöback came to Berlin to film the third part in his trio of programmes for SVT1, ‘Med Hjärtat som Insats’ ( ‘With The Heart At Stake’) For the programme, Peter started his journey … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Separation – Sally Bowles to Stephanie Flanders

Sally Bowles was the fictional character who featured in Christopher Isherwood’s novel Goodbye to Berlin and the subsequent adaptations into the stage and film production, Cabaret. She was loosely based on Jean Ross, a British actress and singer Isherwood met … Continue reading

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Nollendorfstraße 17

This is the plaque on the house at Nollendorfstraße 17 where Christopher Isherwood lived during most of his time in Berlin. Unfortunately it is incorrect. Christopher Isherwood did arrive in Berlin in March of 1929 but only for a weeks … Continue reading

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