Admittedly, Fountain of Friendship between Nations is a hell of a name and proves that the German compound can actually be pretty useful here and there. Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft does seem less chiseled.
The avid reader of this blog knows I just love a good water feature. Also, my approach to wordless Wednesday is hopeless. I guess, if you just look at the photos, it is kinda wordless …
You will find the Fountain of Friendship between Nations on Alexanderplatz, right in the heart of Berlin.
We used to stay away from the fountain, as the muggy water has always been a bit spooky. And that was before the world talked about aerosols all the time. While things are still locked down here, it is somewhat of a treat to visit the water feature without many people. I didn’t wanna miss out on this great photo opportunity and went for that special early morning light.
The Fountain had been designed by the German artist Walter Womacka. He was involved in numerous architectonical projects in the former GDR and has often used mosaic art for his work. In October 1970 it had been inaugurated.
Why are there seagulls in Berlin? I honestly have no idea.
Since the 80’s the water feature is heritage listed, so Berliners and tourists will be enjoying this faded beauty for a long time to come. It always seems a bit lost amongst all the shopping temples.
Can you think of any positive outcomes from lockdown?
Have a happy Hump Day. We’ve got this.