Berlin 2012 - Photography - M1key - Michal Huniewicz

Berlin 2012 Photography - M1key - Michal Huniewicz

Berlin 2012 by Michal Huniewicz

A bunch of shots from my recent trip to Berlin.

Thanks goes to: Andrzej Huniewicz, Yoko.

Sources: 1, 2, 3.

Berlin Warschauer Straße

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.

Quadriga

Quadriga
The Brandenburg Gate quadriga at night. Quadriga is a car or chariot drawn by four horses abreast. [2]

Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall
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.

Ho Dipinto

Ho Dipinto
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.

Escape

Escape
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?

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, for remembrance.

The comment on the wall refers to the West Bank barrier that I showed you in my West Bank 2011 gallery.

East-Side Hotel

East-Side Hotel
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!

Kiss

Kiss
The two men kissing passionately are Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German President Erich Honecker. Enough of the Wall!

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

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.

Church Tower

Church Tower
This is the tower of the new Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. 53.5m high, rather plain.

The bubble

The bubble
German children are very disciplined and obedient. And if not, they go in the bubble!

Bikini Berlin

Bikini Berlin
Bikini Berlin.

Berlin Ostbahnhof

Berlin Ostbahnhof
Berlin East railway station. German public transport is world-wide known for being highly reliable and on-time.

Reichstag

Reichstag
The meeting place of the German parliament, Bundestag.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
This is the Holocaust Memorial. Jumping or walking on it is not allowed.

Not allowed

Not allowed
This is not allowed.

Hey!

Hey!
The guy on the right hand side wearing a white shirt is trying to make people stop walking on those blocks.

Sitting is allowed

Sitting is allowed
Yoko and some other girl conveniently synchronising for the picture.

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate
The Brandenburg Gate. It is the only remaining gate of a series through which Berlin was once entered. [3]

Girls

Girls
German girls in the Berlin Underground (U-Bahn) system.

Yoko

Yoko
Sugoi!