Der Wachturm


The actual Watchtowers that lined the wall along Bernauer Strasse have long since been removed. To remind visitors of what they were like, artistic "replacement towers" have been erected. This is a view to the sky from one of them. It was a dreary day when I visited, so this just looks like black and white.
I'm away for the weekend in Prague. Hope you also have some nice plans for the weekend! Until then you can see more skies at Skywatch. And don't forget to visit Halcyon Travels for more of Paris.

27 comments:

  1. O Lord, how I remember those towers and the guards!

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  2. makes for a wonderful abstract!

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  3. The shot has an artistic sensibility to it.

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  4. It makes a very interesting design!

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  5. Looks a bit like the Maltezer cross. Not uncommon in Germany. Nice one.

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  6. Fantastic shot for SkyWatch!

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  7. Cool!! I love the feel of it - sort of like a quilt block, but not, sort of abstract but not...

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  8. Beautiful point of view, I like this artistic picture!

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  9. I remember when the watchtowers were still there and you could watch the traffic and people on the "other side". My mother in tears because part of her family living in the "East".

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  10. Sad history but dramatic image.
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

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  11. The dimensions are so groovy! Awesome shot! Fantastic eye!

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  12. It took me a moment to realize I wasn't looking at a graphic work but the sky! Very interesting!
    Enjoy Prague!

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  13. Wow, I thought it was abstract art. I love it. Have fun in Prague.

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  14. I would have never have guessed. At first glance I thought we were looking at a wall. These towers had not been built the last time I was in Berlin (it's been a while).

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  15. Awesome perspective, and I like the contrast of the dreary sky. Happy SkyWatch Friday!

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  16. Wonderful composition and framing!

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  17. Eine großartige Perspektive! Ein toll gerahmter Himmel!

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  18. Enjoy your family's visit! That's going to be such a treat! Can't wait to see more photos of course!

    This sculpture is amazing! The perfect square in the center...I am awed by it and don't understand why they removed the watchtowers themselves. Maybe just too painful.

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  19. Sometimes a post reminds me of how fun it must be to take a weekend jaunt to another country! Not so easy where we usually are (in Oregon or in Florida). We did go back and forth between Canada and Alaska quite a bit this summer; somehow doesn't sound nearly as exotic as boppinig off from Berlin to Prague. Enjoy it!!!

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