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West Berlin Yorckstrasse 53 in 1985. The junct…

West Berlin Yorckstrasse 53 in 1985. The junction up ahead is with Bautzener Strasse.

West Berlin Yorckstrasse 47 in 1985. The junct…

West Berlin Yorckstrasse 47 in 1985. The junction ahead is with Mansteinstrasse. 

Oldsmobile Super 88 US auto 1956 model, parked…

Oldsmobile Super 88 US auto 1956 model, parked on Fasanenstrasse in West Berlin in 1985.

Shop-window selfie taken on Fasanenstrasse Ber…

Shop-window selfie taken on Fasanenstrasse Berlin in 1985.

Berlin Fasanenstrasse 73 in 1985. Newly redeco…

Berlin Fasanenstrasse 73 in 1985. Newly redecorated, the unit appears in my photo to be a gallery showing stylish office furniture. The distinctive chairs here are called ‘Panton S-Chairs’, after Verner Panton the Danish designer, and were first made in the 1960s. They received another period of fame when a red version was used on the cover of Vogue magazine, with a naked Kate Moss sat on it. That was in 1995.

West Berlin Fasanenstrasse 26 in 1985. 

West Berlin Fasanenstrasse 26 in 1985. 

East Berlin Oranienburger Strasse in 1985. 

East Berlin Oranienburger Strasse in 1985. 

Zimmerstrasse 1985. A clever mural on the Berl…

Zimmerstrasse 1985. A clever mural on the Berlin Wall, a painting of a hole in the wall, shaped like a skull. Five years later, there would be real holes in the wall here.

A mural of an airliner crashing painted on the…

A mural of an airliner crashing painted on the Berlin Wall at Zimmerstrasse 1985. 

Berlin Friedrichstrasse at the corner with Zim…

Berlin Friedrichstrasse at the corner with Zimmerstrasse in June 1985. The Adler Apotheke building on the left was in a sad state of disrepair at that time. Note the two men waiting for people to come through the border controls from East Berlin are taking care not to step over the demarcation line between east and west.