der Telespargel


[fimg id=2108926757]

Fernsehturm, the television tower in Alexanderplatz, central Berlin, Germany’s tallest structure.

[fimg id=2112012237 size=Medium][fimg id=2183167952 size=Medium]

Built as a show of GDR strength and to be an icon of East Berlin, but also an excellent example of the pettiness of political rhetoric, positioned deliberately to loom over West Berlin’s Reichstag when the latter is viewed from the front, and in return cited by Ronald Reagan as “the Pope’s revenge” because the diamond-shaped reflection of sunlight on sphere sometimes looks vaguely a little bit not really very much like a Christian cross.

[fimg id=7726304002]

[fimg id=2113116698 size=Thumbnail][fimg id=2112018205 size=Thumbnail][fimg id=2549943317 size=Thumbnail][fimg id=2112007269 size=Thumbnail][fimg id=2266975138 size=Thumbnail]

[fimg id=2114337953]

These shots, and more from the visit in December 2007, in theGermany gallery.

View Larger Map

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *