On my 59th birthday, these photos were published by the German news magazin Spiegel Online, under the category Einestages (once upon a time).

This page is titled, Kreuzberg in den Siebzigern / Der Hinterhof West-Berlins, (Kreuzberg in the 70s, the Bronx of Berlin). I used to live in the very neighborhood this photographer, Steffen Osterkamp, documented. Looking at these pictures brings back memories from that time, right before leaving for India.

I used to live on this street, opposite side, corner building.
The Berlin Wall, still standing at the time.