May 24: Berlin – Siegessäule
Eventually the Bremer Weg was interrupted by a vast radial road intersection, the Großer Stern (Great Star), at the center of which stands the Siegessäule (Victory Column), a storied monument dating back to the late 19th century.
There are underground tunnels leading from head houses around the Großer Stern to the Siegessäule, in order to separate pedestrian access to the monument from the multiple-lane rotary traffic. This is a wall detail from one of the head houses, with these curious patches in the stone.
There it is. This is the view from the east; the golden statue of Victoria faces west, out toward the continuation of the Straße des 17. Juni.
The color contrast is intense! Are those pockmarks from bullets? Is that what the patches are repairing?
On the way to the tunnel, Loboloco.eu awaits.
There were some serious dub techno echoes to be had in these long tunnels.
I guess this is the back entrance.
A zoom of the arcade at the top of the column (i.e. the columns at the top of the, uh, column) and the intense mosaic behind it.
Well done on the alignment with the boulevard, yo.
The dark side of the Säule.
A double one-point perspective! (Straße des 17. Juni, left, and Altonaer Straße, right.)
That is a ton of sleek streetlights.
Seed fuzzies aloft.
Back to the depths.
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Apparently some disagree about ein starkes Europa being im deutschen Interesse. Probably, as I write in 2012, more do.