Saturday, July 31, 2010

Berlin: Past And Future

WNU Editor: The following comment describes the story behind the above picture. It is from Threedonia on City of Ruins. (You will need to scoll down).

The Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church) is in Berlin, Germany. It is a Protestant church, built in the late 1800’s. In 1943 it was nearly destroyed by allied bombers. In rebuilding the church after World War II it was decided to leave the main building and spire exactly as they were, at the end of the war. Pictures cannot empart what you feel when you turn a corner and see the original building surrounded by all the post war construction of modern Berlin. It is the closest to a time machine I have ever experienced. In my memory the church spire still looks black and white, colorless, while all around is normal.

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