Monday, September 26, 2011

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Something very enjoyable in Berlin is a visit and a stroll at the Eastside Gallery, where 1,3 km of the Berlin-wall has been saved for mural paintings. Some 100 paintings from different artists (not only German) making this the supposedly largest open air gallery in the world. Some murals are mindblowing and brilliant, others not so much, but the overall impression is definitely a; go see!

I've shown a few glimpses of the murals before here and here. Now time for a few more, and do tell, of these murals do you have one of more favourites?

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"Himlen över Berlin" means "Der Himmel über Berlin" - "The sky over Berlin" which is the title of one of my favourite movies by Wim Wenders, called "Wings of Desire" in English. I'm guessing this mural is made by a Swedish movie afficionado...

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Nelson Mandela, one of very very few people I have a general admiration for...

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7 comments:

Sienna said...

The murals are really beautiful. They are very apropos to that time and what was happening in world history.

Fuzzy Tales said...

That's definitely worth a look. We have some murals here that depict the history of the area, done specifically for city tourism, of course, but other than that, just typical unimaginative graffiti.

These are wonderful!

BTW, two humans I have a very high regard for: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela. :-)

Angella said...

I love the third one down. The sea of faces is so symbolic. You would think the quantity would hinder the detail, but each face is unique. I could look at it forever.

The Elephant's Child said...

Wonderful, happy use of what would otherwise be a blank and ugly wall. Or would be defaced by mindless graffiti. Thank you.

Prixie said...

As a South African, I have to be biased and favourite the Nelson Mandela one.

Expats Again said...

Thanks for sharing these photos. I am living in Munich, but haven't made it to Berlin yet. Soon, I hope!

Digital Inks said...

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