The biggest train station in Europe, projected by Meinhard von Gerkan and opened in 2006 with a big ceremony.
It’s an architectural masterpiece and has presented many difficult tasks for engineers and architects, like the curved tracks or the glass roof.
Not to miss during a visit!
Today, 09th November 2014, is the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Germany’s Capital has rememberer the date that changed its shape (and Germany and Europe’s future as well) lighting up hundreds and hundreds of white balloons, set where once the wall was. So a visitor can actually see a stream of light cutting Berlin in two. A mesmerizing and quite scenographic effect.
But the meaning behind this nowadays symbols is enormous: after the fall of the wall the city of Berlin has always tried to make “transparency” and “light” as its own symbols (the Kuppel of the Parliament is the supreme example of this), becoming one of the most important cultural capitals in the world.
After twenty years, the differences between the Western and the Eastern part can still be seen… Berlin is a wounded city, History has been mean to it… but as a phoenix, it has risen up once again.
I usually post pics from wonderful places around the world, but sometimes there’s also space for something a bit different.
Berlin is a wounded city. Despite the city is growing exponentially as one of the most important cultural centers in Europe and in the world, the scars of its violent, and unfortunately recent, past are still visible.
The former East Berlin is a treasure island for the lovers of abandoned and sometimes creepy locations. They’re quite stunning in their decay, as the buildings of the controversial 1936’s olympic games and the famous Spreepark, an abandoned amusement park.
For more locations and infos on places like these in Berlin, you can visit the page http://www.abandonedberlin.com.