Berlin: Marzahn - 'Concrete Jungle' in the 'Wild Wild East'
Marzahn is in the very east of Berlin - and it's probably not wrong to say that
Marzahn is famous for its concrete jungle - a 'never ending' residental area,
a mixture of mostly appartment buildings from the 70ies and 80ies, built around
a 'historical centre' - the remains of the old village 'Marzahn'
Maybe you know 'Mitte' a bit - or maybe you even went shopping in the West, on
'Ku'damm' or at the 'KaDeWe', maybe you saw a band play in Kreuzberg, had a coffee
in Prenzlauer Berg and went to the Flea Market in Friedrichshain. And maybe after
strawling around these neighbourhoods one day you actually asked yourself (or
somebody else), where the 3.5 million Berliners actually live..? Well - not all
of them live in 'Mitte'. Actually most of the people live in the 'outskirts' and
'suburbs' - and quite many actually live in 'Marzahn'.
Marzahn's concrete jungle around the historical village. And if you take a very
close look you might even spot the historical windmill right in the middle of
I took the pictures of this album on a 'shooting day' - which turned out to be
a very grey day in November 2002. We had the great opportunity to cruize around
Berlin, because _nii_ had to take some 'typical Berlin pictures' for.. - ..a job..:]
And maybe I should also mention that not all the pictures were taken in 'Marzahn'
- East-Berlins concrete jungle is larger than that..:] ...there's also Hellersdorf
and Lichtenberg and... more.
And one more detail: "Happy Birthday 'New' Marzahn!" - about 25 Years
ago, on 5 January 1979, the district of 'Berlin-Marzahn' was founded.
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