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Re: Berlin

Brandenburg Gate from West Berlin, all October 1977.





Berlin Wall





Looking over the wall.   There were platforms one could climb up.





View from the tv tower in East Berlin





Another view from the tv tower, towards Unter den Linden and the Brandenburg Gate.  I think the Palace of the Replublik is off to the left of the main road and not in the photo.



Brandenburg Gate from East Berlin.  THe chaps in the photo are RAF.  I asked them about being in uniform.  They said it was obligatory for military personnel to be in uniform on visits to the other side so that it was clear that they were military and that they couldn't be accused of being spies.





Imp
Fjord

The only time I was ever in Berlin was when it was a sh!te boozer under Queen Street station c.1988 just before the wall came down.

Nice pics btw  
cybers

Fjord wrote:
The only time I was ever in Berlin was when it was a sh!te boozer under Queen Street station c.1988 just before the wall came down.

Nice pics btw  


Do you remember the Titty Wall ? Now that was special  
hillmanimp

Re: Berlin

hillmanimp wrote:
scallopboy wrote:


That would be good to see them. Did you take any shots of the Palace of the Republic from there?


Scallopboy

Another view from the tv tower, towards Unter den Linden and the Brandenburg Gate.  I think the Palace of the Replublik is off to the left of the main road and not in the photo.



Imp


Scallopboy

When I wrote the bit above, I thought the Palace of the Republik was further to the left.

I have done a bit of digging into old maps and photos on the web and have realised that I got the edge of the palace on the left hand side of the photo opposite the cathedral.

This link has a photo from the tv tower.   The pattern of the skylights is the same.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki...last_der_Republik_Fernsehturm.jpg


Here a couple more photos I found.  Same trip Oct 1977.

Checkpoint Charlie





Picture of a shop window in Unter Den Linden.  I took a photo of it because it was almost the only thing with any bright colour in it that I saw in East Berlin that day.    The photo shows Honneger and Breschnev.  The text above is in praise of the recently signed Friendship agreement between the DDR and Soviet Union.



From the train leaving East Germany to go back into the west.  The guard allowed his dog to roam under the train to "greet" any travellers who might hiding there.  




Imp
Gareth1974

http://www.abandonedberlin.com/
hillmanimp

Gareth1974 wrote:
http://www.abandonedberlin.com/


Hi Gareth

That looks intersting.  I will have a good look.

Imp
fastnet

Just back from a trip over there and it looks so different from the above pics.

We stayed only a few metres from the tv tower and it is so modern now.

More pics to come.


Branderburger. by John McKnight, on Flickr


Radio tower. by John McKnight, on Flickr
fastnet


Checkmate. by John McKnight, on Flickr


Berlin Cathedral. by John McKnight, on Flickr


Tube, by John McKnight, on Flickr


Charlie. by John McKnight, on Flickr


Enter. by John McKnight, on Flickr


American section. by John McKnight, on Flickr


Reichstag. by John McKnight, on Flickr


Reichstag by John McKnight, on Flickr
fastnet

Just over a week ago I took this pic and a bloody lorry has ploughed into the market tonight..... Fecking frightening.....  


R.I.P. to the people in Berlin. by John McKnight, on Flickr
sputnik

indeed r.i.p. to the innocents in my daughter in laws home city.

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