Category: eastberlin

Berlin poster columns in 1985. One is from Ber…

Berlin poster columns in 1985. One is from Berlin, Hauptstadt der DDR, the other from Berlin (West). No prizes for guessing which is which.

Modern artworks in the garden of the Martin-Gr…

Modern artworks in the garden of the Martin-Gropius-Bau in 1982. The Berlin Wall can be seen in the background of the top picture.

Berlin Museum Island 1980 and 1993. The New Mu…

Berlin Museum Island 1980 and 1993. The New Museum remained a ruin throughout the DDR period, seen in the lower picture. By 1993, as shown in the top picture, though still very much a ruin, some serious work was beginning to rebuild and renovate.

From ‘Klub Der Volkssolidarität’ to ‘Sukho Tha…

From ‘Klub Der Volkssolidarität’ to ‘Sukho Thai’. Three shots of the corner at Bernauer Strasse and Oderberger Strasse, in 1986, 1991 and 2014.

Berlin Bornholmer Strasse 1990s. This station …

Berlin Bornholmer Strasse 1990s. This station does not appear on the DDR-time maps of the rail system that I have. It does appear after 1990, and this platform in this photograph was a temporary one, before the station was properly rebuilt. The border between east and west went through here, and there was a crossing point for Berliners and West Germans on the bridge above.

Berlin Köthener Strasse at the junction of Str…

Berlin Köthener Strasse at the junction of Stresemannstrasse just after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The wall ran along the front of the building in the background. This place is famous because Hansa studios, used by David Bowie and other rock legends, were just a few steps away.

Berlin Mohrenstrasse and the site of the forme…

Berlin Mohrenstrasse and the site of the former Wilhelmplatz in 1990. 

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 Chausseestrasse 1992. U-Bahnhof Schwart…

Berlin Chausseestrasse 1992. U-Bahnhof Schwartzkopffstrasse.