East Germany, up close and personal
April 20, 2009 8:04 AM Subscribe
Photo essay of East Germany.
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Karlheinz Jardner traveled through East Germany
to catch some things on film which he thought were on the verge of vanishing forever. (via
"On the one hand, I was fascinated by the colors, the pinks, the grays, the greens, and the shimmering blue of the water contrasting with the luminous white chalkstone. On the other hand, I was convinced that although I could always see the painting, I would never be able to contemplate the same scenery in reality. I wondered whether the landscape on the island of Rügen truly resembled the painting. It was a mystery to me.
And then the Berlin Wall came down.