Monday, February 15, 2010

Pictures of a lost city

Berlin is of one Europe's major cities, but its appearance today has little ressemblance to that of 100 years ago. This book takes a journey back in time before bombs, artillery shells, and cold war division destroyed what was manifestly an enchanting city, even if Hitler felt it didn't measure up to Paris and with Albert Speer developed his own plans for it.

The book Berliner Pl├Ątze features over 100 large photos like that on the cover of the open areas (places or squares in English), some famous like Alexanderplatz and Potsdamer Platz, most less well known, that will delight those into cityscapes of the old imperial era. Some buildings have survived but the vistas have not.

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