berlin 25 years wallfall

 

BERLIN, 25 YEARS ‘FALL OF THE WALL’                          in 24 pictures     (nov 2014)

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white balloons along the former wallDSCF9124

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We visited east and west Berlin before and after the fall of the wall several times. Berlin is Germany’s best place to see and feel the mixture of the complicated histories of the nazi- and communist regimes, and contemporary reminders of democracy. Germany is trying hard to really secure the values of democracy and peace. However at the same time being Europe’s greatest weapondealer, confronted with a neo-nazi movement, in the government a democratic chosen section still being followers of the former communist dictatorship, an old law protecting worldwarcriminals, the democratic path to peace is clearly not easy. Having personally experienced the intimidation around the former wall, we wanted to share the celebration of “25 Jahre Mauerfall”.

All photographs are with the Fuji XE2 and 18-55/2.8-4.0 kitlens. In JPG, noisereduction at lowest. The nightshots mostly at 4000 ISO, minus 1 exposurecorrection to prevent blown highlights. At 4000 ISO-JPG Fuji XE2 has little problems with underexposing in the dark. Autofocus was mostly quick and secure.      To my total suprise Angela Merkel appeared right in front of me in a former eastberlin protest-theatre. Unfortunately she did not recognize me, so without checking settings or zooming in I just had time for one quick shot. Dim circumstances, strong cropping needed, a bit of camera shake, but see for yourself.

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 the government building domeDSCF9234

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the river spree. separating east and westDSCF9259

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angela merkel. in an old east-berlin theatreDSCF9272

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old east berlinDSCF9014

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east Germany cars are coolDSCF9351

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dom and ‘funkturm’DSCF9061

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contemporary symbols of transparancyDSCF9168

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new future on the former deadly wallgroundsDSCF9381

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Black&White section  in 12 pictures

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the domDSCF9073

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käthe kollwitz. woman mourning her killed sonDSCF9040w

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berl 14 DSCF9041

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worldwar scars still visibleDSCF9063

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drowned and shot for wanting freedomDSCF9266

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the wall vanishing in space foreverDSCF9330

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the people abóve the governmentDSCF9249

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