As promised, I present you today the photos of the East Side Gallery in Berlin.
In the next days I don’t have much time to take care of the other pictures from Berlin. Therefore it will take some time until I can publish more. On the fourth day I took most of the photos and there are some nice night shots. So there will be some interesting photos for you.
The Monument East Side Gallery in Berlin-Friedrichshain is a permanent open-air gallery on the longest remaining section of the Berlin Wall in Mühlenstraße between Berlin’s East Station and the Oberbaumbrücke bridge along the River Spree.
In the spring of 1990, after the opening of the Berlin Wall, this section was painted by 118 artists from 21 countries on a length of 1316 meters. The artists commented on the political changes of 1989/90 in more than one hundred paintings on the side of the Wall formerly facing East Berlin using a wide variety of artistic means. Due to urban planning measures, it has not been preserved throughout the years, and instead of the originals from that time, only the replicas created in 2009 still exist today.
The actual border at this point was the Kreuzberg bank of the Spree. The gallery is located at the so-called Hinterlandmauer, which closed off the border area to East Berlin. Along these border fortifications ran Mühlenstraße, one of the main arterial roads to the south. Due to the spatial conditions, the last usual concrete pipes had already been placed here, so that the Hinterland wall in this area was atypically optically, but somewhat elevated, similar to the outer wall.