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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Satirical Berlin

Berlin has been a bit more of a serious city break than most others. The sight seeing has focused on WW2 and its consequences. A sobering lesson for all of us yet as we see, elsewhere in the world, history continues to repeat itself.
The Reichstag

 But that wasn't the only side of Berlin we saw.  On the side of a building which housed the cafe 'Taz' was this sculpture which being on the naive side I didn't see what it was until I got close to it. I was amazed that this sculpture would be allowed in such a public place but then the waiter inside the cafe told me that the editor's office of the tabloid 'Bild' looked directly onto this work of art.

An explanation of the background to the artwork is printed below.


  1. Certainly was not there when I visited the place before the wall came down.

  2. Oh, good Lord! I had to look carefully at it to see what it was I was seeing. It's really... something else. It would never be allowed in the US. I don't know if that is good or bad, since censorship is abhorrent to me, but then again... this is pretty awful.

  3. Ghastly art but an interesting story. Thanks for showing us.

  4. I'm not sure that would get the go ahead in many places!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  5. Oh my, that is something, and than to look at it every day!
    I like the humor of it, but it lasts too long this way I think.

  6. That is weird art, It may be funny for some,but it would get very old quick.

  7. Great shots. Beautiful work of art.

  8. Crrrrrrrazy! Someone definitely has a good sense of humour! :p


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