Socialist relief


A detail from one of the many "fancy" buildings along Karl Marx Allee. For more old stuff, take a look at Rubbish Tuesday.

22 comments:

  1. It looks stark, but of course that's to be expected.

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  2. It is supposed to be uplifting. Fail!

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  3. So.... ummm, wouldn't this be communist rather than socialist?

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  4. When I saw that I thought it must have been from the old East Berlin

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  5. I wonder how many people just pass by without looking up? It's great that you took the time to stop and photograph it. It is a very stark symbol of hope.

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    1. I'm not sure hope is what many people felt when they looked up at this back in the East Germany days. But I agree, the symbols do appear full of hope. Part of the big irony, I suppose.

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  6. This style relief craving was popular on buildings in Rochester, NY. Thanks for sharing. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  7. Oh gosh "a stark symbol if hope" .Sarah seems not to know what the DDR regime looked like. Peopla today do not even have what I consider to be a "basic knowledge" of our history. What a shame.

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  8. Hmmm. A relic from the past, a reminder of the repression of the communist regime.

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  9. That certainly does fit the catagory. Interesting. Thanks for linking up.

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  10. Nice title. Interesting carving.

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  11. another great black and white!

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  12. Great photo and many thought provoking comments above.

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  13. It is interesting and a good choice for the meme!

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  14. This is almost perfect in B&W, and I am no lover of the genre...

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  15. Karl Marx = Rubbish? :) Super post and I hope a bit tongue-in-cheek. Marx got a lot wrong but also got a lot right. But enough about me, how are you doing?

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    1. Only an ironic celebration of communism, no worries Lowell!

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  16. There's definitely a story in stone there Halcyon.

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