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A fragment of history

By KingBee
Many thanks to Nezih for his UA for "Under the weather", and a belated thanks to Moira for her UA for "Mao".

Today's upload was shot through a gap in one of the remaining sections of the Berlin Wall near Wilhelmstrasse and shows, in the background, an aspect of the Reichluftsfahrtministerium (RLM), or Ministry of Aviation for Nazi Germany, which now houses the German Finance Ministry.

According to our guide, the reason the RLM is in such remarkable condition (it was virtually unscathed when the war ended) is that it is one of three buildings which were used as triangulation points by Allied bombers to make their bombing runs more accurate. I can't find anything to back up that story, but when one sees pictures of Berlin in the aftermath of WWII it does seem highly credible, given that almost everything else in the city was severely damaged if not entirely flattened.

Tags: Berlin Berlin wall Landscape and travel RLM

Voters: woolybill1, mrswoolybill, ken j. and 14 more

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Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
16 May 2016 12:28PM
Well framed and well presented... A chilling reminder of what was there...
SlowSong Plus
13 10.0k 30 England
16 May 2016 3:42PM
The foreground doesn't look inviting, but then neither does the building. Nice framing.
16 May 2016 7:09PM
Great image & reportage, Bob.
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
16 May 2016 9:46PM
A remarkable info and very good image in mono, Bob.

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