Exploring History in Berlin

Exploring History in Berlin

As I’d imagined, a lot of my Berlin visit was about learning the history and the cultural background of the city. This meant  going to the Museum Island, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and the East Side Gallery.

I was quite intrigued and curious to see the Jewish Museum and the East Side Gallery, to better understand the Jewish history and past in Germany. The East Side galley is the longest surviving length (1.9 km) of the Berlin Wall in central part of the city which separated the east and west sides of Germany. The whole length of the surviving wall has been painted by various artists from around the world, making it like a gallery of art (duh…!). Some of the artwork have philosophical and historically ironic messages on them, whereas some of them are just pure beautiful artistic expressions of freedom.

I clicked almost all of the 105 paintings on the Berlin Wall. However, have selected a few of the paintings to share here. Hope you enjoy watching them!

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This was the first painting at the beginning of the East Side Gallery.

 

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Painting of Moscow, Russia.

 

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Did you spot the heart-eyed lady?

 

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You remember my name, right?

 

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This painting stared, but never spoke.

 

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Playing chess, are we?

 

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Oh dear, that’s happening…Oh yes!

 

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Countries and cultures.

 

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World map.

 

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Mind the gap, Mister!

 

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Did you spot that, comrade?

 

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Berlin

 

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Of dragons and Saturn.

 

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The Intellectuals.

 

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Yep, the CV.

 

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Let me go?

 

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The very modern design of the Jewish Museum.

 

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Touring the Jewish Museum.