Sunday, July 31, 2011

East Side Gallery Redux

Joss and I tagged along when Rob took the students to the Frankfurter Tor, the Oberbaumbrucke and the East Side Gallery.
It looks so much better than it did when we came in 2006. The restored pieces look great.
I marvel what twenty years can do. This was in the death strip pre-1989 and now it's covered with tour busses and happy camera-toting types making superhero poses and even a hurdy gurdy man.
Joss, as ever, wanted to leave his mark.
A handprint that says "Joss was here"
Rob pointed out that the East Side Gallery was conceived to protest the very wall it's painted on.
And that by painting on it, they ended up preserving the very thing they were protesting.

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