Category: berlinwall

Luckauer Strasse at the corner with Waldemarst…

Luckauer Strasse at the corner with Waldemarstrasse, which shows the viewing platform from which I took the previous two postings which were taken in June 1986. This pic was taken the previous March, hence the snow.

Berlin March ‘86.

Berlin March ‘86.

Berlin 1986, a winter view.

Berlin 1986, a winter view.

“From my words you will have reached the concl…

From my words you will have reached the conclusion that the real Berenice is a temporal succession of different cities, alternately just and unjust. But what I wanted to warn you about is something else; all the future Berenices are already present in this instant, wrapped one within the other, confined, crammed, inextricable.” Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities. 

West Berlin Stresemannstrasse at the junction …

West Berlin Stresemannstrasse at the junction with Köthener Strasse in 1986.

West Berlin Stresemannstrasse in 1986. 

West Berlin Stresemannstrasse in 1986. 

Graffiti on the Berlin Wall at Niederkirchner …

Graffiti on the Berlin Wall at Niederkirchner Strasse in 1985. The masked man face was quite famous, being photographed and reproduced many times. It was still there, or at least a repainted version of it, when the wall fell in ‘89.

Berlin Niederkirchner Strasse near the corner …

Berlin Niederkirchner Strasse near the corner with Stresemannstrasse in 1985. The white building on Stresemannstrasse with three storeys was a beer factory. I saw stacks of beer barrels in the courtyard.

Berlin Potsdamer Platz 1985. The roof of the H…

Berlin Potsdamer Platz 1985. The roof of the Hansa Studios where David Bowie recorded tracks for the ‘Low’ and ‘Heroes’ albums can be seen over The Wall above the dark section. I didn’t know about these studios at the time, so I never took proper photographs. Bowie was long gone by then, anyway.

Berlin Waldemarstrasse 1985. The viewing platf…

Berlin Waldemarstrasse 1985. The viewing platform to see over the Wall into the Eastern or Russian Sector is centre left, on the corner with Luckauer Strasse.