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xmoonbunnyx From: xmoonbunnyx Date: October 29th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I love it -- especially the graffiti. It adds nice detail, color. Plus I love graffiti anyway.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 29th, 2006 06:52 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
The Wall was beautiful, if seen from the West. It greatly saddened me that they broke it into tiny pieces. It would have been so meaningful as a giant memorial. But they wanted the real estate to build skyscrapers, at least in the center of Berlin, on the site of the old Potsdamer Platz.
oyster_shells From: oyster_shells Date: October 30th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Agreed. The new Sony center or whatever is at the Potsdamer Platz is too much. Even more absurd is that the contractors and city planners publicized the construction as creating "the new center of Berlin" (i.e. one more in the middle than the financial center of west Berlin). Really its just a big movie theater. The wall is beautiful though. Have you been to any of the bars or outdoor "beach" spaces between the relocated wall and the Spree? its a neat area. Looks like southern Arizona is about to get a wall of its own.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 1st, 2006 01:26 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I haven't been back since they did all that. But I've seen coverage of it and also that New Berlin show at the Phoenix Art Museum.

I doubt whether our wall will be decorated, though I'm sure Don Delillo could imagine what that redemptive act would be like, given the passage in Underworld about the airplane graveyard.
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