Metamorphosis – Teufelsberg (Berlin)

The Teufelsberg is an artificial hill in the middle of Berlin. It is made up of the rubble that was cleared out of the heavily bombed city after the war. It is the highest point in Berlin and lies in the former British sector. The British and the Americans built a listening post on the top so they could intercept messages far into the eastern sectors. After the wall came down the occupying powers withdrew and the numerous investment projects have failed leaving the former listening facility in the hands of artists and musicians. A true metamorphosis!

Leica M9; Summilux 50; Summicron 35; Lightroom & VSCO

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Week 40 – Kontrollpunkt Dreilinden–Drewitz (Checkpoint Bravo East)….

….or what’s left of it. There is a museum here now to try to document the pain and the anguish as well as the hope, it lies in the middle of an industrial estate.

Canon 5D
Lensbaby with Sweet 35 (1,3) and Fisheye (2,4)
Aperture and NIK

Week 40 - Dreilinden IWeek 40 - Dreilinden II Week 40 - Dreilinden III Week 40 - Dreilinden IV

Week 39 – Checkpoint Bravo (West)…..

…..otherwise know as “Grenzübergangsstelle Drewitz-Dreilinden” in the East.
This week’s post continues the cold war theme.

Rolleiflex 3.5 F (Mark III / IV)
Carl Zeiss Planar 3.5f
Kodak Portra 400 and Kodak T-Max 400 (Rodinal 1:50)
Epson V500

Week 39 - Checkpoint Bravo IWeek 39 - Checkpoint Bravo IVWeek 39 - Checkpoint Bravo III Week 39 - Checkpoint Bravo II

Week 38 – Bridge of Spies

The Glienicker Brücke divided West Berlin (US zone) and the GDR (Soviet zone), it was one of the few places along the Iron Curtain where the two super powers shared a border, hence it was here that they chose to exchange their spies. The most famous exchange took place on the 10th of February 1962, where Gary Powers the U2 pilot shot down over Soviet territory was exchanged for Vilyam “Willie” Genrikhovich Fisher who leaked US atomic secrets. Today, 24 years after German reunification, the line in the middle of the bridge only divides the cities of Berlin (in the east) and Potsdam (in the west).

Rolleiflex 3.5 F (Mark III / IV)
Carl Zeiss Planar 3.5f
Kodak Portra 400 and Ilford FP4 125 (Rodinal 1:50)
Epson V500

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