Having lived and worked in Berlin for a couple of years right after the fall of the Wall and visited several times in the years since, I’ve had the chance to witness huge changes to the city which is now the German capital. It wasn’t when I lived there, and there was massive opposition to […]
Does anyone else find this kind of creepy? This fun fair has only been closed since 2001 but has already been reclaimed by nature. Not quite sure what happened to that dinosaur on the right though…if you’re wondering, it’s fenced off so this was as close as I could get.
Say you’re a town planner. You need to build lots of apartments but in your prime area of choice there’s an enormous, above-ground WWII air-raid bunker which cannot be destroyed. What do you do? Well, if you’re a certain Berliner, you just build right over it. Mind-boggling…
We’ve covered this monstrosity/architectural oddity/engineering marvel (delete as applicable) before, with a picture of the western side of the apartment/bunker combo. Here you can see the view from the east; it’s probably fair to say that the bunker hasn’t exactly been hidden in the process… More interesting urban construction can be seen at these […]