Berlin - Eastside Gallery

We spent a week in Berlin, and there we found the fascinating East Side Galley.

In 1990, the east side of the largest preserved section of the otherwise demolished Berlin Wall was painted by artists from around the world. Despite some remediation in 2009, many of the paintings are in poor condition, damaged by erosion, vandalism and graffiti. It's still a sight to see, but it probably won't last forever. It's a piece of Berlin's history, although Berliners have mixed feelings about it. We liked it, but then we do not have any personal connection with the ugly history of the wall.

Click on a photo for a larger image and a slide show.

  • 01    East of the wall, on Muhlenstrasse
    01 East of the wall, on Muhlenstrasse
  • 02    East of the wall, on Muhlenstrasse
    02 East of the wall, on Muhlenstrasse
  • 03    Unknown
    03 Unknown
  • 04     Unknown
    04 Unknown
  • 05    Unknown
    05 Unknown
  • 06    Unknown
    06 Unknown
  • 07    Kasra Alavi     Escape like a tornado
    07 Kasra Alavi Escape like a tornado
  • 08    Mary Mackey      Tolerance
    08 Mary Mackey Tolerance
  • 09    Susanne Kunjappu Jellinek            Curriculum Vitae
    09 Susanne Kunjappu Jellinek Curriculum Vitae
  • 10    Jim Avignon      Doin It Cool For The East Side
    10 Jim Avignon Doin It Cool For The East Side
  • 11    Jim Avignon     Doin It Cool For The East Side
    11 Jim Avignon Doin It Cool For The East Side
  • 12    Jim Avignon     Doin It Cool For The East Side
    12 Jim Avignon Doin It Cool For The East Side
  • 13    Christine Kuhn        Touch The Wall
    13 Christine Kuhn Touch The Wall
  • 14    Kani Alavi      Faces of Berlin
    14 Kani Alavi Faces of Berlin
  • 15    Thierry Noir      Tribute to the young generation
    15 Thierry Noir Tribute to the young generation
  • 16    Thierry Noir      Tribute to the young generation
    16 Thierry Noir Tribute to the young generation
  • 17    Sabine Kunz      The Dancers
    17 Sabine Kunz The Dancers
  • 18    Yvonne Onischk     Berlin at Night
    18 Yvonne Onischk Berlin at Night
  • 19    Greta Ida Csatlos      Sonic Malade
    19 Greta Ida Csatlos Sonic Malade
  • 20    Gabriel Heimler      Wall Jumper
    20 Gabriel Heimler Wall Jumper
  • 21    Schamil Gimajew     Worlds People
    21 Schamil Gimajew Worlds People
  • 22    Schamil Gimajew     Worlds People
    22 Schamil Gimajew Worlds People
  • 23    Unknown
    23 Unknown
  • 24    Unknown
    24 Unknown
  • 25    Unknown
    25 Unknown
  • 26    Cesar Olhagaray    Computer Watchmen
    26 Cesar Olhagaray Computer Watchmen
  • 27    Cesar Olhagaray    Computer Watchmen
    27 Cesar Olhagaray Computer Watchmen
  • 28    Narenda Kumar Jain      Seven stages of enlightenment
    28 Narenda Kumar Jain Seven stages of enlightenment