Thursday, May 20, 2010

Berlin - Marx-Engels Forum ...

... The statue of Marx and Engels forms
the centrepiece
of the Forum
,
Berlin Cathedral in the background ...


Marx-Engels tribute (1985-86)
by Ludwig Engelhardt
... In 1977 the GDR authorities appointed the
sculptor Ludwig Engelhardt director of the project to
redevelop the site as a tribute to Marx and Engels,
the founders of the communist movement
to whose ideology the GDR was dedicated ...
source: en.wikipecia.org


... 'tourist snapshot with dude' ...
... the statues are now a tourist attraction,
and a steady stream of people sit on
Marx's knee
to have their photos taken ...
source: en.wikipedia.org

... an unusual view of the Television tower
with the
decorative elements
'Fotodokumentation der Arbeiterbewegung
auf Edelstahlplatten'
by Arno Fischer and Peter Voigt
,
showing black-and-white photographs
depicting scenes from Socialism's history.
..

Marx Engels Forum ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is a public park in the central Berlin. The park was created
by the authorities of the former German Democratic
Republic (GDR) in 1986 ...

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