Dioramas: Buildings & Ruins
Ruined buildings and city scenes.
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Color film, Berlin 1945, streets & people
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Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2020 - 07:54 PM UTC
Maybe this can serve as inspiration when making a diorama?
/ Robin

P.S. Berlin in 1936 as comparison

Hamburg 1948
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Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2020 - 10:41 PM UTC
Striking detail in the Hamburg movie is St. Pauli red light district. I've visited it and it is such a nice place. Red light district is protected with 2 walls, and only one by one you go through the doors, speaking of the early nineties.
The PD Berlin i saw before. With respect to the people that survived the bombing.
The comparison also known, very "colored", but what a beautiful city Berlin once was.
From the PD Berlin you see a short picture of the Adlon Hotel where the big news was made, very popular with all it's celebrities and world press mingling.

Thanks for the links Robin. Enjoyed it again.


A nice anecdote;

Friend of mine is born Berliner. I met him some 3 years after the wall got down.
No work in Germany by that time, so he came to Holland. Awesome guy with an old fashioned attitude getting done, make a start for a new life. Picked up our language and finally met a nice girl from the north, Friesland. She happend to be a daughter of a fisherman, had a great place at some of the wide lakes over there. Best described as one of those "Neo Hippies", all was peace and harmony. Fight for your rights and go on the streets having a demonstration to get that right.
Best thing my friend ever did, was to travel to Hamburg, just before the First of May. You want to go to a demonstration, to fight? Well here you have it.
Hamburg's First of May is the most extreme demonstration. Extreme Left and Communists rule that day.
She wanted to go to Berlin after just one hour watching "Die Krawallen" She never talked about demonstration again.

I love Hamburg!