Skip to comments.Photographs of East Germany Locations Captured Decades Apart
Posted on 05/08/2012 7:38:49 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
Photographer Stefan Koppelkamm first photographed East Germany in 1990 after the fall of the Berlin Wall but before the reunification. He revisited the same locations a decade later, and rephotographed them from exactly the same viewpoints to document the drastic social and economic transformations that came about during the time between the photos.
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All the people you see in that photograph are dead now.
From a socialist paradise to a decadent capitalist nightmare in just two decades. /S
'Cuz I wasn't about to kiss no really old people nohow.
“Freedom makes an amazing difference.”
Oh Yeah! Thanks for the post SWAMPSNIPER.
I lived in Warsaw for two years (1981-83)and then moved to West Berlin for four years and traveled to East Berlin often. Big difference.
The Russkies were not kind to the Satellite country’s.
Oh, that’s a thought.
That pride of ownership makes a difference. Who is going to waste the effort to maintain community property when they have no stake in the investment?
Compare and contrast with Detroit over the same time period.
Yeah, the rape went on for years after the war, it just took different forms as time went on..
Thanks for posting.
If you have not seen this movie, you must rent it. It's in the list of my five favorite movies of all-time.
it’s the same with all of the former Eastern Bloc including Russia — a centralized economy cannot manage the complexity of an industrialized world. The communists had massive shortages of everything including paint.
When you consider how Warsaw was in 1945, it’s amazing they were able to rebuild it at all. Today, it looks very modern, except for that monstrosity known as the “Palace of Culture and Science.”
Correct. The Soviets occupied them and made them pay the costs of the occupation.
you should see the pictures of Warsaw after the war (the Nazis first destroyed 30% of it in 1939 and then levelled the rest in 1944. The entire city was pure rubble, except the former Jewish ghetto which the Nazis burned to the ground (literally)
I liked that movie but THIS ONE, Is AWESOME. Cagney at his best. Funny as hell called one, two , Three.... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055256/
it’s horrifying when you think that they have progressed and we are regressing...
One, Two, Three was just marvy! ;)
One of the greatest comedic performances ever.
“You’re back in the SS.....small salary!”
So many great lines in that movie.
Another fun Cold War era movie based in Berlin, was called “Gotcha!”. Linda Fiorentino was so hot in that movie.
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