Berlin 2012 Photography - M1key - Michal Huniewicz
A bunch of shots from my recent trip to Berlin.
Thanks goes to: Andrzej Huniewicz, Yoko.
Berlin Warschauer Straße
Berlin Warschauer Straße - Berlin Warsaw Street station is as beautiful as Warsaw itself. Even Yoko said 'Man, this feels like Poland' when we were hanging around
in that area.
The Brandenburg Gate quadriga at night. Quadriga is a car or chariot drawn by four horses abreast. 
This is a bit of the famous Berlin Wall, which used to divide the city into Allied (Western) and Soviet zones, after Germany was split into Federal Republic of Germany
and German Democratic Republic following the end of WW2.
The Wall was once 155km long and it was built by the GDR to stop people fleeing from the Soviet GDR into the Allied FRG.
It is estimated that 235 people were shot trying to cross into the Western part of Germany leaving the communist East behind. [1, p.176]
What is perhaps surprising though is that the communist Germany was the first one to grant the legal equality of women. [1, p.177]
What about your wall?
As the Soviet Union crumbled under its own weight towards the end of 1980s, and the neighbouring countries were able release themselves
from the communist grip, nothing could stop East Germans from taking down the wall, which they did. Only bits remain, here and there,
The comment on the wall refers to the West Bank barrier that I showed you in my
West Bank 2011 gallery
Probably the most iconic song about the fall of the USSR and the end of the Cold War is Wind of Change by Scorpions.
Ah, gives me tingles!
The two men kissing passionately are Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German President Erich Honecker. Enough of the Wall!
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church was damaged in WW2, now it has a modern and old part. This is the new part.
The old one is much more cool, but currently hidden behind scaffoldings.
This is the tower of the new Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. 53.5m high, rather plain.
German children are very disciplined and obedient. And if not, they go in the bubble!
Berlin East railway station. German public transport is world-wide known for being highly reliable and on-time.
The meeting place of the German parliament, Bundestag.
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
This is the Holocaust Memorial. Jumping or walking on it is not allowed.
The guy on the right hand side wearing a white shirt is trying to make people stop walking on those blocks.
Sitting is allowed
Yoko and some other girl conveniently synchronising for the picture.
The Brandenburg Gate. It is the only remaining gate of a series through which Berlin was once entered. 
German girls in the Berlin Underground (U-Bahn) system.