Author: chrisjohndewitt

Another shot not possible until after the fall…

Another shot not possible until after the fall of the Berlin Wall; close up on the Brandenburg Gate.

The Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, taken from a…

The Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, taken from a vantage point previously inaccessible, a few months after the fall of the Berlin Wall. A remnant of the Wall still stands across the frontage. 

Berlin Theater Am Kurfürstendamm in 1993. Book…

Berlin Theater Am Kurfürstendamm in 1993. Booking tickets for a show called ‘Where Have All The Flowers Gone’ about Marlene Dietrich, intended mainly for tourists to the city, as part of a ’Berlin Experience’.

Berlin U-Bahn carriage 1993. These long seats …

Berlin U-Bahn carriage 1993. These long seats along the sides create a lot of problems with regard to etiquette. Which place is the least stalkerish/creepy, how near to others can you sit? One of the worst things is, if you are tired and need to sit, and there are only two small spaces left, is it OK to ask the people to move up to create one larger space? And what if the person you end up next to turns out to be really smelly? Such a problem for a sensitive soul like me!

Berlin Lehrter Bahnhof S-Bahn. I am annoyed wi…

Berlin Lehrter Bahnhof S-Bahn. I am annoyed with myself that I did not take more pictures of this now vanished station, but I have only a colour transparency of the exterior, and a few black and whites of the platform, see the previous posting. The Berlin wall was not far away down Invalidenstrasse, so I was probably keen to get there. Picture from 1980.

Berlin Lehrter Stadtbahnhof in 1993. Now demol…

Berlin Lehrter Stadtbahnhof in 1993. Now demolished and replaced by the new Hauptbahnhof.

Berlin Chausseestrasse 1992. U-Bahnhof Schwart…

Berlin Chausseestrasse 1992. U-Bahnhof Schwartzkopffstrasse.

Berlin Schwartzkopffstrasse U-Bahn platform, f…

Berlin Schwartzkopffstrasse U-Bahn platform, formerly Stadion der Weltjugend in 1992, before the signs had all been changed.

“Benahten sie bitte diese letze mauer sekmente…

“Benahten sie bitte diese letze mauer sekmente“. The site of the Berlin Wall near Potsdamer Platz 1991.

Berlin Potsdamer Platz 1991. People enjoy a sn…

Berlin Potsdamer Platz 1991. People enjoy a snack opportunity provided by leading US corporations, whilst contemplating slabs of concrete.