Category: eastberlin

East Berlin Friedrichstrasse 1979. Looking tow…

East Berlin Friedrichstrasse 1979. Looking towards the corner with Taubenstrasse, with the Berlin Schauspielhaus on the Platz der Akademie showing lower centre.

The Mitte district in East Berlin in 1979, thi…

The Mitte district in East Berlin in 1979, this is a view from Kronenstraße across Friedrichstraße, with the many gaps in the buildings allowing the Axel Springer building to be seen centre left, which was on the other side of the Berlin Wall.

Berlin Mitte 1979. Mohrenstraße during the DDR…

Berlin Mitte 1979. Mohrenstraße during the DDR-time.

Berlin Unter Den Linden in 1979. In the distan…

Berlin Unter Den Linden in 1979. In the distance the Schlossbrücke can be seen, but at that date the statues had not yet been replaced on the pedestals.

Berlin 1993, the ‘Schloss Simulation’, an amaz…

Berlin 1993, the ‘Schloss Simulation’, an amazing construction of scaffolding and hand-painted canvas sheets, which first put out the idea to a wider public the possibility of rebuilding the old City Palace on its former site. The DDR Palast der Republik still stood, and is seen here on the left, covered with mirrored panels. The reflection increased the apparent length of the illusion that was being conjured up. Now, of course, in 2019, that illusion is being made reality.

Berlin Alexanderplatz 1979. There is a ‘DDR 30…

Berlin Alexanderplatz 1979. There is a ‘DDR 30′ sign in the window of the Café Pola, which dates this shot to 1979.

Berlin Gendarmenmarkt in 1994. The east side o…

Berlin Gendarmenmarkt in 1994. The east side of the square seen on the left, has just had uncompleted DDR-time building developments removed.

Zur S-Bahn. Bahnhof Alexanderplatz in 1993.

Zur S-Bahn. Bahnhof Alexanderplatz in 1993.

Berlin Zimmerstrasse 1993. This area was part …

Berlin Zimmerstrasse 1993. This area was part of the Berlin Wall death zone during the time of the DDR.

Berlin Zimmerstrasse in 1993. The building on …

Berlin Zimmerstrasse in 1993. The building on the left is the ‘Neue Zeit’ printing press building. This scene with the Berlin Wall crossing in front can be seen in my posting here: http://chrisjohndewitt.tumblr.com/post/109922763504/zimmerstrasse-1985-the-building-left-housed-the