When you see those two big towers you first think that they are a kind of water or energy related tower, which they’re totally not, they are relics of the second world war fortifications in other word : blockhaus.
Most of the blockhaus i know or that we usually see are on the beaches half trapped in sand or under a lot of vegetation lost in fields, not bluntly scorching the eyes in the middle of a modern city where most of them have been destroyed. But here they stand as immuable reminders of the dark years of the third reich. They’re call Flak tower (flak is an acronym for some german huge defensive anti-aircraft reinforce-concrete tower).
They just begins to be re-used, one now hosts a zoological collection “The house of the sea”, we must not forgot that, primarily they were supposed, after the war, to be covered in marble and gold as memorials and reminders of the german triumph…Lucky for us they’re now in ruins !
The first time i saw it in Berlin i thought it was a mistake but a second time, it can’t be. So One duvet per person, i see the point that’s kind of more democratic… but how the hell am i gonna keep my feet warm during the night ?!
I always take king or super king beddings for my queen sized bed, so I have plenty of duvet space to roll in and an access to my significant other for any kind of reheating lol
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We walk globule a little bit every where we can but it’s the first time we walk her on historic grounds… Along the Bernauer Straße, that street famous for escapes from windows of apartment blocks in the eastern part of the city, down to the street, which was in the West.
Here a map of the memorial with is situated along the way of the Bernauer Straße.
In segment D of the street
In between segment D and C of the street
In segment C of the street
In between segment C and B of the street
The wall that sliced Berlin and probably this building in two. More information : If wall could talk : the new meat mural in Berlin
In segment B of the street
The first restaurant I see with an entry that looks like a private club… We even asked ourselves if we were at the right place !
Prenzlauer Berg borough
Oderberger straße then and now
Oderberger straße Easter time !
It’s a neighborhood full of history and charm in which we had the chance to spend a few night. The weight of the past feels heavy here, it feels old and dirty. Yet it is full of life and colors. People are from a lot of different origins, there is always a smell of hashish somewhere. A lot of renovation works is also taking place to modernize it, and the result is quite good.