Category: berlin

Berlin Sigismundstrasse on the 16th of March 2…

Berlin Sigismundstrasse on the 16th of March 2018. On the right, Mies Van Der Rohe’s New National Gallery, once the pride of West Berlin, now an invalid case with years under scaffolding before it can be used again. 

Torstrasse, at the corner with Kleine Hamburge…

Torstrasse, at the corner with Kleine Hamburger Strasse. Torstrasse, in the days of the DDR, was called Wilhelm-Piek-Strasse, after the first Staatspräsident of the DDR. Picture taken March 2018.

Spandau Reformationsplatz viewed from the sout…

Spandau Reformationsplatz viewed from the south side, with the statue of Joachim II, the Elector of Brandenburg on the right, by the tower of the Spandau Nikolaikirche. Taken on a freezing cold Sunday in March 2018.

Spandau Reformationsplatz March 2018. The stre…

Spandau Reformationsplatz March 2018. The street sign is in a ‘Black Letter Font’, to complement the old architecture. The small sign above it says ‘bis 1939 Heinrichsplatz’.

Berlin Stresemannstrasse at the corner with Kö…

Berlin Stresemannstrasse at the corner with Köthener Strasse. The building behind was the lonely building marooned in the Death Zone of the Berlin Wall shown in my picture linked to here.

Modern chairs dressed in Imperial Purple. A ro…

Modern chairs dressed in Imperial Purple. A room in the Barberini Museum Potsdam, 2018.

Old New and New Old. Potsdam Alter Markt March…

Old New and New Old. Potsdam Alter Markt March 2018.

Dialogue not Walls…Potsdam March 2018. 

Dialogue not Walls…Potsdam March 2018. 

Berliner Dom March 2018. On this side of the D…

Berliner Dom March 2018. On this side of the Dom there was a chapel which survived the war intact, the ‘Denkmalskirche’. This was dedicated to the glory of the Hohenzollern dynasty, the royal house of the German Empire. The Communist DDR authorities insisted on its destruction, but allowed the main church buildings to be restored by the Evangelical Church who were responsible for the rebuilding. 

German Historical Museum, showing the new exte…

German Historical Museum, showing the new extension. This spiral feature seems to me to be a reference to the Tatlin tower, but I can’t find mention of it on the museum’s website, so I may be wrong. Picture taken March 2018 on Kodak film.