July 29th, 2013


Oh Dear

Berlin 086

The oh dear is multiple here in this image from the former East Berlin. For one thing, this kind of pre-cast massive concrete Communist architecture is few people's idea of loveliness (though to be fair, they are very well kept and a lot less dank than concrete buildings of the same period near me in the UK). But it's more the massive sign of capitalist supremacy overcoming communist ideals - presumably selling the roof space for advertising shortly after reunification - that makes this an oh dear for me. McDonalds might *just* be more symbolic than Coke, but it's pretty thorough in its symbolism.

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