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West Berlin 1979. The Reichstag building, and …

West Berlin 1979. The Reichstag building, and just visible running behind it lower right, the Berlin Wall. 

West Berlin March 1979. The then disused high-…

West Berlin March 1979. The then disused high-level U-Bahn station at Bülowstrasse was briefly a venue for a discotheque, called U-Tropia, Bahnhof der Nationen. It was closed down due to complaints about noise.

West Berlin Henriettenplatz 1986. This is the …

West Berlin Henriettenplatz 1986. This is the very end of the Kurfürstendamm as it passes over the bridge at Halensee S-Bahn station, which was disused at that time. The front entrance building of the station can be seen behind the imbiss, but was then a car showroom for Opel cars.

West Berlin Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1986. Five majo…

West Berlin Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1986. Five major roads radiate out from this large roundabout, and many of the buildings here are part of the Berlin Institute of Technology. The post box left has one slot for letters to Berlin (West), and the second slot is for Other Destinations, which would include, of course, Berlin (East).

West Berlin 1986. Outside the Europa Centre.

West Berlin 1986. Outside the Europa Centre.

Berlin Potsdamerplatz 1986. The experimental M…

Berlin Potsdamerplatz 1986. The experimental Magnetbahn track passes a tight curve in the Berlin Wall, and in the background, the building with the pillared frontage is the Hansa Studios building where David Bowie and Iggy Pop worked in the 1970s. 

East Berlin 1986.Another view from Am Weidenda…

East Berlin 1986.Another view from Am Weidendamm, further along the bank of the river. The large building centre and left is the Friedrichstadt-Palast, and the damaged buildings on the  right have been incorporated into the block which houses the Riverside Hotel being built here on the empty site, fronting onto Friedichstrasse.

East Berlin 1986. The view over the River Spre…

East Berlin 1986. The view over the River Spree from Am Weidendamm, near Museum Island. This area is marked as a hospital on old DDR-time maps. It is now part of the Humboldt University campus. The part with its roof intact on the left has been renovated, and is now attached to a large modern block.

On Museum Island Berlin, 1986. The National Ga…

On Museum Island Berlin, 1986. The National Gallery still under repair. 

East Berlin 1986, the top end of Friedrichstra…

East Berlin 1986, the top end of Friedrichstrasse. The start of Chausseestrasse is at the turn of the road in the distance.