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Old September 5th, 2008, 02:25 AM   #161
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I'm the same oppinion as Darryl:
Why again and again the most shabby parts of Berlin? Almost all (of the few) Berlin-photo threads here seem to focus on Berlin's uglyness.
Nothing against you Bahnsteig of course, I am happy to see some Berlin pictures at all...thanks for these! But I think, we really saw more than enough of this side of Berlin. Hardly anyone photographs beautiful Unter den Linden or Museumisland or Charlottenburg (nicer areas +castle). If you tell me now these parts are too touristy...I don't think so! I think Berlin's scars, memorials and rundwown areas have become too touristy lately. Just look at ALL the galleries here...
Showing us Unter den Linden would make the real pioneer.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 03:03 AM   #162
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Shabby?
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Old September 5th, 2008, 03:45 AM   #163
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Well, most of them are the same picture (I guess you really prefer the shabby areas)... But thank you very much!
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Old September 5th, 2008, 04:18 AM   #164
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Fixed.

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Old September 5th, 2008, 05:06 AM   #165
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Der Palast der Republik war nicht schrecklich, er war etwas echt eglich in dieser Stadt, insbesonders für den Lustgarten. Gottseidank, dass er zerstört worden ist!
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Old September 5th, 2008, 09:54 AM   #166
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I will go absolutely mental when I visit Berlin, it is my number one destination in Europe. So much convoluted history. I will need 6 months just to scratch the surface!
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Old September 5th, 2008, 09:32 PM   #167
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^ Why do you quote Hitler in your signature? I suggest you to remove it.
(Even if it got some hilarious ironic note)

Apart from that, you sound quite enthused 'bout Berlin. How about moving there?
An occasion to do more than just scratch the surface.
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Old September 6th, 2008, 06:53 PM   #168
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the berliner dom could do with a bit of a wash, still pretty tho
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Old September 8th, 2008, 03:47 AM   #169
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My 10 cents:

One of the images doesnt fit into the line, guess what.





















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Old September 8th, 2008, 04:43 AM   #170
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I do know Berlin. I have been there five times. I know these areas exist, but I wouldn't want to photograph them.



So what? This is true about every city. Does Bahnsteig post pics of the ugly, run-down areas of his native Vienna? Why do we want to look at abandoned buildings with grafitti all over them? What is interesting about that? I can see that anywhere.
Sorry but Vienna is not comparable with Berlin. In Vienna you really have to search for such ugly parts, while in Berlin its the first thing you see. Berlin is a poor city with over 15% unemployment and 20% of the population living on social transfers.
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Old September 8th, 2008, 05:25 AM   #171
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^ Why do you quote Hitler in your signature? I suggest you to remove it.
(Even if it got some hilarious ironic note)

Apart from that, you sound quite enthused 'bout Berlin. How about moving there?
An occasion to do more than just scratch the surface.
The quote is not meant to be the least bit 'hilarious' erbsenzaehler, it is meant to remind us that when we stop thinking and questioning, we may accidentally allow people such as Hitler to come to power. I'm sorry, I never thought about it when I posted on a Berlin thread, but it is one of my favourite quotes from one of my least favourite historical figures.

As much as I would love to move to Berlin, I have already lived 14 different cities in 4 countries and I have neither the time nor the money at the moment to uproot myslf once again. If I were to live for just one year in every city that I find fascinating, I'd have to live at least another 150 years! The best that I can hope for is to go away for 3 months each year and even that is extremely difficult.

A good friend of mine lives in Wurzburg so I look forward to visiting Germany sometime in the near future.
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Old September 8th, 2008, 12:35 PM   #172
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I think many will agree with me that seeing a city's unattractive or worst areas is as fun as watching the nicer ones. It shows that the "other" city is not perfect. Some take pleasure in seeing the other person's city's bad parts because it makes them feel good about "their" city, whether it's the city they live in or their favorite city.
I absolutely agree, that´s the case sometimes. Nonetheless, Bahnsteig shows the gritty parts of other cities like Vienna or Rome too, there´s nothing to say about it.
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Old September 8th, 2008, 01:09 PM   #173
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One of the images doesnt fit into the line, guess what.
No idea. You tell us.
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Old September 8th, 2008, 01:27 PM   #174
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No idea. You tell us.
Its about existence or not...
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Old September 9th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #175
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... ok I will unravel the mystery. The last image shows the Palace of the Republic, which doesnt exist an more (in most parts).
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Old September 10th, 2008, 03:36 AM   #176
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Old September 10th, 2008, 07:12 AM   #177
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I recall at one time hearing that Charite's facade would be redone. Are they doing that? Is that what the scaffolding in this pic is for? Any idea what it will look like? Renders? Estimated time of completion?
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Old September 10th, 2008, 05:26 PM   #178
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The facade gets renovated right now. It's not really shure what will come out at the end, might be just cleaning. There are other plans to add several levels to the building, but I have no clue about it.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 06:14 PM   #179
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Excellent update by the way Paderwan! Good work.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 06:28 PM   #180
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Sorry but Vienna is not comparable with Berlin. In Vienna you really have to search for such ugly parts, while in Berlin its the first thing you see. Berlin is a poor city with over 15% unemployment and 20% of the population living on social transfers.
That's not true. Berlin is very artificial with recently build museums, palaces and old buildings, but instead of using original materials, they are using concrete! There is a big uproar about a palace being built near the Berliner Dome because you see these huge concrete cores rising up.

Not withstanding, the wealthy area is actually North of Mitte...or East Berlin. That's where many luxurious car shops are located.
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