Potsdamer Platz

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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Mannheim » 19 Mar 2012 08:27

I believe I've answered one of my own questions: the steps in front of the Wall are a bricked-up S-Bahn station. There is an excellent series of photos of Potsdamer Platz on Flickr, here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/allhails/2 ... otostream/
Also highly recommended are the photos of the Anhalter Bahnhof in 1960 when it was more complete than the ruins are today.

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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Cor » 19 Mar 2012 21:04

Red star wrote:This input interests only?

What do you mean? i dont understand this.


To Manheimm thats indeed a great link with some beautiful shots. I ve seen it before, but it is still a great collection.

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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Mannheim » 20 Mar 2012 00:04

Cor: like yourself I have a fascination with Potsdamer Platz. I don't know whether this is on topic - I think it is - but I often wonder if there should be a thread on good places to go in various historical cities. For example, if you sit outside Starbucks, (whether you like the coffee or not) just down from Potsdamer Platz, you can gaze over the road to where the New Reichschancellery used to be, i.e. down Voss Strasse. A shortwalk to Potsdamer Platz proper offers another short walk to the (excellent) resistance display in the Bendlerblock. In the other direction, down Leipziger Strasse from memory, you can wander down to the surviving Post Office building as seen here:
http://gsb.download.bva.bund.de/BR/scha ... useum.html
and on the way you will have passed the Göring 'Preussenhaus' and the former Railway Authority, both of which still stand. The great thing is that from Potsdamer Platz, in a radius of perhaps a kilometre, you can see all this surviving history.I will post a photo of the Railway Authority buiding when I get my computer sorted (this is being typed on my laptop). I photographed it as it looked period but had no idea what it was until today.

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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Red star » 20 Mar 2012 14:18

Piece of a panoramic picture.
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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Cor » 20 Mar 2012 18:37

Mannheim wrote:Cor: like yourself I have a fascination with Potsdamer Platz. I don't know whether this is on topic - I think it is - but I often wonder if there should be a thread on good places to go in various historical cities.
There are a lot of good topics here on this forum about some of cities/areas, for instance berlin, munchen, nurnberg, obersalzberg area. But you can always make a new topic.


To Redstar, thanks for the picture, you always come with a picture i have never seen. Im convinced now that it could maybe be the same entrance. I always wondering this because its a good reference point to make some shots when i ever will go to berlin again.

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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Red star » 20 Mar 2012 19:47

The Berlin revolt 1953.Russian tanks once again on the Potsdam square.
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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Mannheim » 20 Mar 2012 21:38

Great photos, Red Star! Thanks!

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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Red star » 21 Mar 2012 15:18

From left to right the Potsdam gate,hotel Furstenhof,Haus Vaterland and Potsdam train station.
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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Cor » 22 Mar 2012 19:36

http://www.jcosmas.com/BerlinRPPC's.html

nice link with then and now postcards from berlin. also with one from potsdamer platz

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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Tim Schreiner » 22 Mar 2012 21:15

What is the more modern looking building in the background to the right of the Schorr hous?

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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Red star » 24 Mar 2012 13:04

The Potsdam square divided by a wall.Haus Vaterland.
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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Mannheim » 28 Mar 2012 00:56

If I have in fact sorted my computer, attached should be a photo of the Railway Authority building which you will find on your left if you walk down Leipzigerstrasse from Potsdamer Platz to the Postal Ministry. I photographed this building on spec - I had no idea what it had been - but it had survived and it looked period to me . You can find info on it here:
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Lei ... ORM=IDFRIR
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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Red star » 29 Mar 2012 16:35

For Mannheim.
Full version of a photo with Tiger II of the Turk.
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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by punkyto » 29 Mar 2012 17:35

Hola!!
Very good photo Red star :D
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