Posts Categorized: Vernacular

Alexa

Near Alexanderplatz, Berlin The Alexa is a new shopping mall, opened 2007 near the former center of East Berlin. I did not bother to go inside, my aversion for shopping malls was all too strong, but I have to acknowledge that the mural on the wall facing direction of Alexanderplatz picks up the tradition for… Read more »

Back in those Times

Haus des Lehrers/House of the Teacher, (former East-)Berlin … when the value of education was broadly accepted … … and the role models were clear … … and the East was the enemy and the West was the home of our friends… … and communism was bad and capitalism was good… Now the world is… Read more »