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These works of art are graffiti pieces found in Berlin, Germany. These picture were taken from an above ground train we were on. Like London, Berlin is a good place to look for Graffiti in Europe. These pieces stuck out particularly, the two large birds (I believe) were done by a fairly prominent graffiti artist who has a few pieces in London, including the giant heron featured in the first art in the streets post. And the other piece looks like it could be Banksy or possibly Banksy inspired.

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This is a Holocaust monument located in Berlin, Germany. This monument is dedicated specifically to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust; the monument for homosexual victims is located elsewhere, and the gypsy monument is (as of now) ¬†under construction (I’m sorry, but I don’t have any information about monuments for other victim groups, this is just what I learned while I was there). This monument is unmarked; there isn’t anything to identify WHAT this monument stands for. We took a tour of Berlin, and our tour guide told us that the lack of informative signs and plaques was intentional, so that onlookers could make their own determination about the monument. If you go to visit this site, be respectful; there are rules here (though they aren’t posted). The rules that we were informed of were as follows: you may sit on the blocks, but do not stand on them. You may walk through the monument, but don’t run, don’t yell, and don’t eat or drink on the site of the monument. It’s an interesting site, worth visiting, and absolutely worth thinking about.

 

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