Twenty years after the fall of the Wall, Berlin is still a city divided. Economically, the East is trying to catch up to the West, and the West is trying to regain it's rightful place among the great cities of the world, busily rebuilding from the ashes of World War II.
Berlin Television Tower - Alexanderplatz
GSW building - Also reflected in photo of infamous Schwanz building
Sculpture on building of liberal Berlin newspaper caricaturing editor of conservative Berlin newspaper, colloquially known as the Schwanz Building.
Whimsical art installation throughout Berlin
For the bear lovers
Smarter than the average bear
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I was particularly moved by the remnants of the Berlin Wall. It was put up in 1961, the year before I was born, so I was a child of the Cold War. It's difficult to remember now what it was like living under the constant underlying fear that we could be annihilated at the pushing of a few buttons. When the Wall came down, and Communism fell, I was filled with optimism that most of the money spent on military defense could be transferred to science, education and social programs benefiting humanity. How naive I was.
Jesus Jones' "Right Here, Right Now" captured the giddy hope of the times:
No Man's Land - Berlin Wall
Cross Section of the Berlin Wall
Leather Boys ( from photo exhibition at the Berlin Wall )
Berlin Wall or Jungle Gym? ( from photo exhibition at the Berlin Wall )
Glimpse of Freedom through the Berlin Wall
One of many markers near the Berlin Wall commemorating those killed trying to escape from East Berlin to West Berlin.
WW II bomb at the Berlin Wall
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