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Architecture takes us back in time

Strausberger Platz, Berlin, October 2019

The wide Karl-Marx-Allee is flanked by impressive architecture that calls out GDR and socialism to me. Most of the buildings here date back to the early 1950s, on a street that was named Stalinallee in December 1949 to recognise Stalin’s 70th birthday.



Copyright Debbie Smyth, 25 October 2019

Posted as part of October Squares

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  1. Lovely clean lines though. I have only visited Berlin once and that was in 2002 so a while back, but I really liked the city even though I mainly explored what was the eastern part.

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    • I was there initially in 1979 when the East wasn’t such fun to explore! The street where this towering building stands was the site of a massive workers uprising in 1953 which was quelled by Soviet tanks and troops.


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