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East Berlin, the Palast der Republik, seen in …

East Berlin, the Palast der Republik, seen in 1979. A view from the River Spree.

Berlin Zoo Palast Cinema in 1979. This attract…

Berlin Zoo Palast Cinema in 1979. This attractive modern building raised the profile of West Berlin in the world, especially as it hosted the annual Berlinale film awards.

Berlin Reichstag Building with temporary publi…

Berlin Reichstag Building with temporary public artwork installed in front. Picture taken 1994.

Berlin S-Bahn train Type 275, seen here at Anh…

Berlin S-Bahn train Type 275, seen here at Anhalter Bahnhof S-Bahn in 1992. This is an early example of this kind of train, as it has visible rivets. They were built from 1928 to 1932. A number of these trains were taken as war reparations to Moscow and elsewhere in the east, but after a few years returned to Berlin! There they carried on in service until 1997. They were a much-loved icon of the Berlin scene.

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Berlin S-Bahnhof Anhalter Bahnhof Gleis 2 1992…

Berlin S-Bahnhof Anhalter Bahnhof Gleis 2 1992. 

Berlin Friedrichstrasse Bahnhof 1991. A newsve…

Berlin Friedrichstrasse Bahnhof 1991. A newsvendor promotes the Berliner Kurier newspaper, formerly called ‘BZ am Abend’, which is now free of the old Communist Party control.

A photographer on the Stadmitte Leipziger Stra…

A photographer on the Stadmitte Leipziger Straße platform of the Berliner U-Bahn in 1990. Lots of photographers were crawling all over Berlin after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The newly reopened ‘ghost’ stations were a special attraction.

Französische Straße (Berlin U-Bahn) 1990. This…

Französische Straße (Berlin U-Bahn) 1990. This station had just been reopened after the fall of the Berlin Wall. During the DDR time it was one of the famous Berlin ‘ghost’ stations. I understand it is going to be closed again soon, this time permanently, when the new Unter Den Linden station opens nearby. 

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Berlin Zoo Station 1989.

Berlin Zoo Station 1989.

A painted Berlin Wall on the real Berlin Wall …

A painted Berlin Wall on the real Berlin Wall c1992, after the fall of the wall, on the section known as the East Side Gallery.