Thursday, 28 April 2011

Berlin - First day (along Mühlen Strasse) - 21st of April 2011

Mia and I have today flown into Tegel and because of being lodged in the Berlin area of Friedrichshain decided to start our  afternoon visit by walking along the 1,300 metre distance long East Side Gallery, which in spite of having been renovated in 2009 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall still has some of the original mural paintings.

Some of them are quite impressive, particularly those which seem to literally come out of the wall. Styles vary enormously because of the countless different artists who put their personal views and painting characteristics onto this memorial canvas ... but they all  seem to add something to the "story" of the unification of Germany.

These are just some of the hundreds of photos I took and I should confess the choice was hard.

After having watched this we felt that not much more would actually impress us throughout the rest of the afternoon ...  but I have been told this city holds quite a few "surprises" ... so we are determined to come across some of those ...

(to be continued)

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