Image title: Panorama Berlin Wall Potsdamer Platz 1984

Panorama Berlin Wall Potsdamer Platz 1984

Panorama of the Berlin Wall at Potsdamer Platz taken December 1982. Behind the 10 foot high concrete wall is the so -called 'death strip' with GDR government buildings and East Berlin city centre beyond.

I studied German 1976-1981 and spent one year in West Berlin 1979-1980 as an Assistant Teacher. This photo was taken on a return visit to Berlin in December 1982. 13 years later I scanned the four negatives and joined them together to make this panorama, which was used in the book 'Berlin Ostbahnhof Europas' by Karl Schlögel.


Panorama Berlin Wall Potsdamer Platz 1984



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Fujica STX-1 camera with Ilford HP5 film Scanned on Kodak Photo CD and enhanced in Photoshop.

Berlin, DDR, GDR, Wall, Mauer, Germany, (bw), Berlin Before and After premium image

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