Photos from the amazing East Side Gallery.
All of these paintings are on a 1.3 kilometer long section of the Berlin Wall that was left standing. 118 artists from 21 countries painted murals depicting the huge political changes that happened in 1989.
Make the Jump
A comical take on a very serious undertaking
A symbol of the oppression of the residents of East Berlin.
A poignant piece of art on the wall in the East Side Gallery.
Probably the wall’s most famous painting
Marionettes without control. I’d love to know the symbolism of this piece.
Diagonal Solution to a Problem
Being chained into yes, when no is not an option.
This painting makes great use of the wall and barbed wire.
Thank You Andrei Sakharov
The father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, Andrei Sakharov, was awarded the Peace Prize in 1975 for his opposition to the abuse of power and his work for human rights.
A massive mural in the East Side Gallery
I don’t know what this piece of art is, but it was worth a photo.
The Trabant was a symbol of everything crappy about East Germany – 26 horsepower with a frame made from PVC, driving one was quite an adventure.
Here I Come
Another unknown artwork on the Berlin Wall in the East Side Gallery.
A ‘gripping’ painting of those who almost escaped.
Up The River
So much art, so little time. I wish I had the time to dig into the stories behind each and every one of these painting.
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