Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/06/28

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Subject: [Leica] Berliner Mauer
From: dnygr at (Douglas Nygren)
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 17:33:52 -0400

Your photos brought back memories of how astonished I felt when I 
returned to Berlin after having been away for some 36 years and visited 
what I rememberd as a wasteland. That "wasteland" was Potsdamer Platz, 
which before World War II was busiest place in Berlin and during the 
Cold War was an empty space with a Wall, no man's land, and weeds. It 
felt like the outskirts of the city rather than being in the the 
middle, die Mitte. Today, it is rebuilt in brick, glass and metal and 
could be anywhere in the world if you didn't stray a little to the 
north and experience the vestiges of Preu?entum, which in the days of 
the The German (un)Democratic Republic were even drabber than they are 

I personally don't like the new Potsdamer Platz, but the children of my 
friends in Berlin enjoy it and hang out there. However, if I could find 
an affordabl, modern apartment with a lift near the square, I'd take it 
in a minute. Berlin is a great city to live in, as is K?benhavn.


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