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Berlin Sigismundstrasse on the 16th of March 2…

Berlin Sigismundstrasse on the 16th of March 2018. On the right, Mies Van Der Rohe’s New National Gallery, once the pride of West Berlin, now an invalid case with years under scaffolding before it can be used again. 

Spandau Reformationsplatz viewed from the sout…

Spandau Reformationsplatz viewed from the south side, with the statue of Joachim II, the Elector of Brandenburg on the right, by the tower of the Spandau Nikolaikirche. Taken on a freezing cold Sunday in March 2018.

Spandau Reformationsplatz March 2018. The stre…

Spandau Reformationsplatz March 2018. The street sign is in a ‘Black Letter Font’, to complement the old architecture. The small sign above it says ‘bis 1939 Heinrichsplatz’.

Berlin Stresemannstrasse at the corner with Kö…

Berlin Stresemannstrasse at the corner with Köthener Strasse. The building behind was the lonely building marooned in the Death Zone of the Berlin Wall shown in my picture linked to here.

The DDR Palast der Republik lives again in the…

The DDR Palast der Republik lives again in the form of a gigantic enlargement of a photograph taken in the foyer area which displayed officially commissioned artworks. These artworks are now on display at the Barberini Museum in Potsdam until May 2018.

Modern chairs dressed in Imperial Purple. A ro…

Modern chairs dressed in Imperial Purple. A room in the Barberini Museum Potsdam, 2018.

Berliner Dom March 2018. On this side of the D…

Berliner Dom March 2018. On this side of the Dom there was a chapel which survived the war intact, the ‘Denkmalskirche’. This was dedicated to the glory of the Hohenzollern dynasty, the royal house of the German Empire. The Communist DDR authorities insisted on its destruction, but allowed the main church buildings to be restored by the Evangelical Church who were responsible for the rebuilding. 

Berlin Tiergarten S-Bahnhof. An office block i…

Berlin Tiergarten S-Bahnhof. An office block is being built in front of the mural that has been visible for many years from this platform. 

This link will take you to my photograph of the same scene from 1980.

Berlin Gneisenaustrasse U-Bahn. I see ‘Zitty’ …

Berlin Gneisenaustrasse U-Bahn. I see ‘Zitty’ magazine is on sale at the Kiosk. What’s happened to that? It’s like a colleague come back to work after a prolonged illness, barely recognisable. It used to be big and fat and colourful, and would tell you much more than you needed to know about anything Berlin. Heigh-ho, life moves on.

Wittenbergplatz U-Bahnhof. Travellers need nev…

Wittenbergplatz U-Bahnhof. Travellers need never go without chocolate bars on the Berlin U-Bahn.