Image title: 1998 East Berlin railway panorama revisited 2004

1998 East 

Berlin railway panorama revisited 2004

Panorama of Berlin railway tracks before Ostbahnhof (East Station) in the east of the city, with blocks of flats and the TV Tower. Viewpoint is the bridge at Warschauer Strasse station

Panorama der Bahnanlagen vor Berlin Osbahnhof mit ostberliner Wohnblöcken und Fernsehturm. Blickpunkt ist die Brücke am Bahnhof Warschauer Strasse.

I passed along these tracks on 15 Feb 2004 on arrival into Berlin from Leipzig. The scene has changed little, though everwhere trains and railway property is covered in graffiti in the style found in New York twenty years ago. The outskirts of eastern Berlin look dreary, run-down and quite depressing - great source material for moody photos!

Bei meiner Ankunft in Berlin am 15. Feb 2004 fuhr ich mit dem Zug entlang dieser Schienen. Der Anblick hat sich nur wenig geä ndert, ausser dass Züge und Bahnanlagen mit Graffitis bedeckt sind. Sie erinnern an New York vor 20 Jahren. Die Aussenbezirke von Berlin sehen düster, verkommen und ziemlich trostlos aus - Ausgezeichneter Stoff für atmosphärische Bilder.


1998 East Berlin railway panorama revisited 2004



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Nikon F50 camera and negative film (negative to be re- scanned)

Transport, railways, cityscapes, Berlin, DDR, GDR, Germany, deutsch

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