Untilled city areas are more than wasted land. Berlin, a vast and green city, is still rich of so-called wasteland and thus serves luxuriance of a special kind. What might seem like a waste of resources for one, might be experienced as wealth in open space for many others. One of these wastelands, embedded in the lively Kreuzberg-neighbourhood, has made its mark not just by its chilled Spree-riverside-location, but also by its outstanding paintings on the walls of adjoining residential buildings. This masterpiece has been created by the Italian street artist Blu, who is known for partly comic-like, partly monstrous large-scale images on buildings. By the way, when Jason Molina from Magnolia Electric Co., who tends to be very sceptical when it comes to pose in front of graffiti, saw this Blu-painting, he exclaimed – “This is not graffiti, this is art!” – and thus marked the difference.