Scenes from Berlin – 07

I had to go and see the “Zoo Station” while in Berlin. It was the opening track of U2’s brilliant album “Achtung Baby”, which was partly recorded in the Hansa studios. I wasn’t expecting much, just maybe some iconic scenes. The Kurfurstendamm was nearby – West Berlin’s Champs Elysees apparently…

Good job expectations weren’t too high. It was a pretty run down area – seen better days. The station, Zoologischer Garten, was surrounded by fast food joints and a few dubious establishments. What it suggested was that all the money has gone in to revitalising East Berlin. Time, in the future, to give the West a bit of a refresh?

It still felt iconic though. Just the names, if nothing else. And an unusual church with most of its spire missing.

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The church is the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. It was destroyed by a bombing raid in 1943. It was rebuilt, but the half-gone spire was retained. It is an eerie reminder of a grim era.

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It had to be right that the U2 line goes through the Zoologischer Garten station.

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And in a restaurant/bar on the Kurfurstendamm I finally got my taste of the Berlin speciality, Currywurst!

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It was OK!

About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love outside work: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. And anything else that I happen to think is worth writing about!
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2 Responses to Scenes from Berlin – 07

  1. That half gone spire is very, very eerie!

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