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

16 thoughts on “Architecture takes us back in time

    1. 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.


        1. I know . .. only realised after we booked! Just hoping the 4G is going to work otherwise this blogging life is going to be an even bigger challenge :-0


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