Originally Posted by MaDMaCKeM
Ive been to Berlin twice but was years ago, Just before the wall came down and just after. I loved it back then the difference between the two halves was amazing. Scary when I got locked in no mans land at check point charlie like! Got some photos of me chipping away on top of the wall with a hammer and chisel I hired 1 mark for 30 mins, still got the chippings in a box
Really need to go back and see whats changed.
Its going under a lot of redevelopment like a lot of the european cities. Still has a good split tbh. Just going from by the gate down to alexandplatz there is a distinct difference in how it looks and feels.
Went there by accident but walked down karl marx alle before heading to east side gallery and it felt like i was walking in a russian city. Fantastic architecture in some parts. other parts you get the concrete blocks.
Even some of the buildings have bullet marks left in them. Overall I thinks its a lot nicer than going to london. Was chilled out the whole time i was there. (apart from checkpoint charlie) which is crap these days. My dad was brought up in berlin in the late 60s and my grandad has some fantastic photos of the area with russian tanks, now it just feels a bit plastic with people wearing fake uniforms and you can have photos wearing hats etc. On the whole though it still has that east west feel.