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Berlin Wall – 23
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I’m not sure what I expected when I walked out of my hotel one morning during my vacation visit, jumped into a taxi, and asked the driver to take me to the Berlin Wall — but not this.
My driver patiently explained, in English that was far superior to anything I might have dreamed of attempting in German, that there was really one one section of the wall (also known as the East Side Gallery) that remained intact — on Mülenstraße, which was only a few kilometers from my hotel. So off we went, and my driver smiled as I got out of the cab, with a pleasant request to “Enjoy yourself!”
I’m not sure “enjoy” is how I would characterize this experience … but it was one that I’m certainly glad that I had. The section of the wall along which I walked was separated from the Spree River by a grassy knoll about 50 yards wide (though I subsequently learned that the border itself, back in those days, was the river) … so I could get some distance and perspective as I looked at some of the vivid artwork. And that was on the “back side” of the wall; there was more street art on the “front side” that ran along Mühlenstraße. I walked both sides, several times, and did my best to photograph everything…
I don’t think there’s much point in my translating, explaining, or even commenting on the photos you can see here; there are 105 altogether, and they speak for themselves, with messages that are pretty self-explanatory. There may be a few phrases in German that you don’t understand; but Google will help you out.
One of the signs commemorated the 25th anniversary of the reunification of Germany—which, of course, was an almost immediate consequence of the collapse of East Germany, and the dismantling of the wall. But it made me wonder: how long will any of this last? It’s obviously meaningful to me and my generation; and if my parents were alive, I’m sure it would take their breath away. As for my children’s generation, and their children’s generation … well, who knows?
And a hundred years from now, will any part of this one small stretch of the old wall, which runs for only 1.3 kilometers, still be standing?
Image from page 170 of „The Argonaut“ (1877)
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Title: The Argonaut
Year: 1877 (1870s)
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Argonaut Pub. Co.
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the honorof highest percentage, both in theory as wellas technical work in that examination. Thisand other successes have been rewarded byunsolicited compliments from such artists asEugene DAlbert, Louis Maas, Calaxin, La-valle, Camilla Urso, and professors of theRoyal High School of Music in Berlin.An efficient class of teachers is engaged bvProfessor Bonelli in all branches of musicparticular attention being given to piano andharmony. Painting Perspective Anatomy DAY CLASSES, NIGHT CLASSES,SATURDAY CLASSES. School now open. For terms apply at theoffice of the school, corner of Pine and MasonStreets, or by mail to the assistant secretaryMark Hopkins Institute of Art. Exhibition of Paintings BY Prominent California ArtistsOCCIDENTAL HOTEL PARLORS CLOSES September 14th H. W. Hansens Entire Collection FREDERIC JUNIOR — Wm. Morris, the veteran art dealer,is fitting up new quarters at 317 Sutter Street, es-pecially designed by him for the classification anddisplay of his art collection.
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Yon Ought to have an Autopiano It has been reserved for the twentieth century to see the perfection of theAUTOPIANO. It is a mistake to suppose that the results to be obtained from thisinstrument are purely mechanical. The man who can not read a note, and who nevertouched a keyboard, may learn in a surprisingly short time to control the mechanismand obtain effects of tempo, accent, and dynamic contrasts heretofore only possible toa Liszt or a Paderewski. It places within the reach of people unable to play any in-strument the possibilities of hearing the best music in their homes, and hearing itartistically played. If you have a piano and no one to play it. or if you love the great musical com-positions and are unable to hear them in your own home, you should have an AUTO-PIAXO. It is capable of giving greater pleasure to the listener than the pianist ofeven more than average ability, and it is said by many that the enjoyment of the per-former in giving all his attention to shading and
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