Had to take the train from Potsdamer Platz…
So sang David Bowie on “Where Are we Now?”, his wistful look back at his time in Berlin, on his album “The Next Day”, last year.
So, clearly, we had to visit the scene, and take a look nearby at Hansa Studios, the place where he made “Low” and “Heroes”, two of the greatest albums of all time, in the late seventies. And the place where U2 made part of their great album, “Achtung Baby”, too.
There has been a huge investment in this area since unification. Looking at the maps, Potsdamer Platz was cut in half by the Wall. The traffic space in the East, today’s major developments just in the West.
So this is West…
The station from the other side. Darkness was falling.
The Sony Centre is the big feature of the new Potsdamer Platz. It’s inside where it reveals its majesty.
We did check out the Hansa studios on Kothener Strasse (umlaut on that o) but it was locked up with no sign of activity. Oh well, I had to have my photo taken in front of one of the most important music studios ever….