berlin 25 years wallfall

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

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DSCF9124white balloons along the former wall

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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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 DSCF9234the government builing dome

 

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DSCF9259the river spree, separating east and west

 

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DSCF9272angela merkel in an old east berlin theatre

 

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DSCF9014old east berlin

 

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DSCF9351east germany cars are cool

 

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DSCF9061dom and funkturm

 

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DSCF9168contemporary symbols of transparancy

 

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DSCF9381new future on the former deadly wallgrounds

 

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Black&White section  in 12 pictures

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DSCF9073the dom

 

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DSCF9040wkäthe kollwitz. woman mourning her killed son

 

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berl 14 DSCF9041

 

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DSCF9063worldwar scars still visible

 

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DSCF9266drowned or shot for wanting freedom

 

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DSCF9330the wall, vanishing into space forever

 

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DSCF9249the people above the government

 

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Ton van Schaik said : administrator Report Nov 03, 2019 at 7:31 PM

nice

BERLIN, 25 YEARS ‘FALL OF THE WALL’ with Fuji xe2 | Ton van Schaik › Von TOMEN said : Guest Report Jan 02, 2015 at 12:14 PM

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