My Pictures of Berlin and the Berlin Wall. - Further pictures from my travels in Europe. - - My sub-blog of American photos can be found here.
West Berlin 1988: Martin-Gropius-Bau, before the portico was rebuilt. The Berlin Wall is just out of frame to the right.
East Berlin 1988: DDR border police patrol the Berlin Wall.
East Berlin 1988: Border patrols at the Berlin Wall.
Berlin 1988: The Berlin Wall as it passes in front of the Martin-Gropius-Bau. A headless statue guards the entrance.
West Berlin Rathenauplatz 1988: This seeming companion-piece to the brutalist sculpture seen at the right is in fact a protest against it. It did not survive the wrath of the authorities for long.
West Berlin 1988: The unrepaired forward wings of Hamburger Bahnhof, with bullet and shrapnel holes showing, taken at the same time as the previous posting.
West Berlin 1988: Hamburger Bahnhof, the new rebuild of the side wings. At first the new exhibition areas housed minimalist art. Not a lot to that…by definition I suppose.
Berlin 1988: The Brandenburg Gate, viewed from near the Reichstag building.
Berlin 1988: The view from the rear of the Reichstag building.
Rome 1985: A caffe in the Piazza della Repubblica.
Rome 1985: Caffe Bar Palombini in Piazza della Repubblica. This Piazza seemed more of a Bohemian hang-out in those days than it looks to be now.
Rome 1985: A bus on Viale Luigi Einaudi at dusk. The building seen over the trees is part of the Baths of Diocletian, which is now a church, Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. Taken on Fuji HR1600 film.
Rome 1985: Colosseo station on the Rome Metro. Also a small detail enlarged, to show the structure of the super-fast film I used. I like the mystery of the grainy figures.
West Berlin 1986: Heimstrasse at the corner with Jüterboger Strasse looking towards the Passionskirche.
West Berlin 1986: Heimstrasse 6 in Kreuzberg.
Observer theme by Zack Sultan