Saturday, December 17, 2016

Berlin - Germany

Luzia has recently been to Europe, not to Portugal though. I met her last september in Brazil and I'd love to meet her again.
Anyway, she has been to Berlin and she sent me this view of Tauentzienstraße toward Breitscheidplatz and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
I don't remember when and who sent me the second card.

© - Lehnartz-Fotografie
The strange and very modern looking sculpture in the front is called Berlin. It was conceived in 1985 and unveiled by the husband-and-wife sculpting team of Brigitte Matschinsky-Denninghoff and Martin Matschinsky in 1987, the sculpture's principal motif, a "broken chain", was meant to symbolize the severed connections between West and East Berlin due to the construction of the Berlin Wall.

Even though the Wall has since been dismantled, the sculpture was bought by the city from Mrs. Matschinsky-Denninghoff to commemorate the unfortunate chapter in German history. - in: wikipedia

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