Welcome to Postcards from East Side Gallery. The original strip of the Berlin Wall lasts approximately 1,3 kilometers. Rumors go it is one of the longest heritage listed monuments worldwide and very likely the longest outdoor museum. You will find pieces of the Wall all over Berlin but this is your go-to place for art lovers.
East Side Gallery is close to river Spree and gives you an idea of the size of it all. While I had a little rest, I was looking towards Oberbaumbrücke. To the left you find Friedrichshain in the former East. (The Raw area is close by if you like street art.) To the right you see Kreuzberg in the former West. The ginormous advertisement for credit cards was incredibly confusing. I honestly stared at it for a good 10 minutes and it felt so strangely out of place …
It is rather difficult to take photos of East Side Gallery. For once, it’s not the tourists, but parking cars and busy lanes, so it is just the way it is. If you were waiting for Thierry Noir, here is one out of a driving car a few weeks earlier.
There’s always time to talk about peace.
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