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East Side Gallery

The East Side Gallery is an international memorial for freedom. It is a 1.3km long section of the Berlin Wall located near the center of Berlin on Mühlenstraße in Friedrichshain. East Side Gallery in Berlin Photo taken September 4, 2004 by André Huppertz, released under GFDL File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... East Side Gallery in Berlin Photo taken September 4, 2004 by André Huppertz, released under GFDL File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Berlin Wall on November 16, 1989 The Berlin Wall (German: Berliner Mauer) was a long barrier separating West Berlin from East Berlin and the surrounding territory of East Germany. ... Berlin (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... Boulevard Karl-Marx-Allee Friedrichshain is a part of Berlins borough Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. ...


The gallery consists of approximately 100 paintings (photos of all paintings (http://www.die-berliner-mauer.de/en/mauergalerie.html)) by artists from all over the world, painted on the east side of the Berlin Wall. It is possibly the largest and everlasting open air gallery in the world. The first painting was started by Christine Mac Lean in December 1989 immediately after the fall of the wall. Paintings from Kasra Alavi, Kani Alavi, Jim Avignon, Thierry Noir, Ingeborg Blumenthal, Ignasi Blanch i Gisbert and others are followed.

A painting of East Side Gallery

The paintings at the East Side Gallery document the time of change and express the euphoria and great hopes for a better and free future for all people of the world. A painting of the East Side Gallery. ... A painting of the East Side Gallery. ...

A painting of East Side Gallery

Unfortunately two-thirds of the paintings are badly damaged by erosion, graffiti, and vandalism. A painting of the East Side Gallery. ... A painting of the East Side Gallery. ...


Since 2000 one-third of the paintings are restored by the non-profit organization Artist Initiative East Side Gallery e.V. (http://www.eastsidegallery.com/) The objectives of this organization is the restoration and preservation of all paintings.


For tourists the most interesting part of the East Side Gallery is the section close to station Ostbahnhof where all paintings are completely restored.


Also of interest is the river-side part of the East Side Gallery which shows the current art of Berlin's graffiti scene.


Location

  • Mühlenstraße, Berlin-Friedrichshain, Germany
  • S-Bahn: S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, station Ostbahnhof or Warschauer Straße
  • Subway: U1, station Warschauer Straße

The Berlin S-Bahn is a metro system operated by S-Bahn Berlin GmbH, a subsidiary of the Deutsche Bahn. ... S3 is a line on the Berlin S-Bahn. ... S5 is a line on the Berlin S-Bahn. ... S7 is a line on the Berlin S-Bahn. ... S75 is a line on the Berlin S-Bahn. ... S9 is a line on the Berlin S-Bahn. ... A U-Bahn train crosses the Spree in Berlin The Berlin U-Bahn, owned and operated by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), is a rapid transit (Metro) system consisting of 9 lines, mostly running underground, although some lines run partially above ground or are even elevated. ... U1 is a line on the Berlin U-Bahn. ...

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The East Side Gallery in Berlin (729 words)
The East Side Gallery is a portion of the Berlin Wall of approximately 1,3 km.
At this spot of the town, the border between the east and the west of the town were the edge of the river.
It was baptised "East Side Gallery", "the gallery on the side east", to recall that this wall had been side east of Berlin.
History of East Side Gallery (677 words)
The East Side Gallery is a special place, where art has become the expression for a unique point in time of the history of a separated Germany.
In spite of the gallery being protected, through the initiative by single artists and supporters of the East Side Gallery and by the historical building code, the images that used to go around the world are now flaking off and the Wall itself is crumbling.
3000.-DM Besides the restoration and repainting of the gallery, the initiative is working mainly to return the East Side Gallery to the attention of the Berliners and to have it recognized as a spot that could even be in the future an interesting gathering place for and in Berlin.
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