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.

 


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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.

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        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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