Tag Archives: Berlin Wall

{Germany} I spy…a divided Berlin

September 15, 2016

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I first visited asisi’s Panorama ‘Die Mauer’ (Engl: ‘The Wall’) three years ago. Yadegar Asisi, the organisation’s namesake and mastermind behind the panoramas, of which there have been several to date in various German cities, was born in Vienna in 1955 as the son of Persian immigrants. He went to school in Leipzig and later studied architecture in Dresden and then art in Berlin. ‘The Wall’ represents a selection of his experiences in a divided Berlin during the 1980s. Although located at Checkpoint Charlie, the Panorama’s view is […]

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“No one has any intention of building a wall!”

June 26, 2013

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Today I have something pretty special to share with you. Exactly 50 years ago, John F. Kennedy gave his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech to demonstrate US support for a divided Berlin, 22 months after East Germany had erected the Berlin Wall. To mark the occasion, Museum140 and Berlin based organisation asisi, which specialises in creating 360° historical panoramas, organised a MuseUp together last night at the Berlin panorama “Die Mauer” (Engl: The Wall). Located at Checkpoint Charlie, the panorama depicts a divided Berlin […]

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