Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Berlin - Brandenburger Tor/Platz des 18. März...

... corner Straße des 17. Juni and Reichstag,
December 1979 ...

... Brandenburger Tor (1975) ...
... aerial view of the Berlin Wall forming a semicircle west
of the Brandenburg Gate (at foreground), Pariser Platz
(just behind the gate) which was out-of-bounds to
the public, and the Unter den Linden ...

... Achtung! Sie verlassen jetzt West-Berlin (1979) /
Warning!
You are leaving now West-Berlin ...

... climbing upon wooden scaffolding type platforms
built next to the Berlin Wall ...


... to view the Eastern sector of East Berlin ...

... distant view of Brandenburg Gate with Wall ...

... 'Breshnev is an alcoholic' Berlin Wall graffiti ...

... Fall of the Berlin Wall ...

...on November 1989 ...

... corner Straße des 17. Juni, April 2010 ...

... view Pariser Platz / Unter den Linden
from Platz des. 18. März ...

... corner Straße des 17. Juni and Reichstag,
April 2010 ...


... the 'Zille-Express', a vintage ABOAG bus,
near Brandenburg Gate,
used for touristic service,
2010 ...

...The main BVG company which operates Berlin's bus
network runs two old timer replicas
based on Mercedes chassis ...

source: oxford-chiltern-bus-page.co.uk

The "Zille buses" were a hallmark of Berlin city life
from 1916 to 1928. Two of them have been restored
and are now in use to carry tourists around the city,
with the drivers dressed in period uniforms.

source: bus-and-coach-photos.com

Row of cobblestones
... The course of the Wall has been marked with
double rows
of cobblestones on the ground
throughout the city .
..
source: berlin-tourist-information.de

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