Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hamburg's monuments

In Hamburg during the 1980's there were various remnants from the Third Reich still around, including this masterpiece of brutalist architecture across the street from our apartment.

A marching column of Nazi soldiers, spattered with red paint and graffiti, look like they're about to trample over a kid sitting at the left. The inscription says that "Germany must live, even if we must die."

Reichsadler on a watertower with its swastika brushed off.

Funerary monument in the Ohlsdorf cemetery by Christian Marcks, dedicated to the victims of the civilian bombings who are conveyed to the netherworld by the ferryman Charon.

Apparently not all the monuments in Hamburg have been greeted with the same degree of seriousness as their creators intended.


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