“Der Wedding kommt!” – that is the sentence you will hear quite often when people talk about our neighbourhood. It says literally “Wedding is coming” and means figuratively that Wedding will become hip someday very soon. But in fact this “very soon” is lasting now almost 20 years – which is fine with us. Each time a new restaurant or a new bar is opened here it is “oh, der Wedding kommt!” but then not really a lot is changing. So the famous sentence by the Italian writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa in his book “the Leopard/il Gattopardo” came to our mind: “Everything needs to change, so everything can stay the same”. Probably everywhere in Berlin there are different phases of matter and transition and here in Wedding we can spot all of them. Happily we see Wedding coming, Wedding leaving, Wedding staying (“Der Wedding kommt”, “Der Wedding geht”, “Der Wedding bleibt”).
Have a look at the photos and let your own associations arise!