Talking houses #1

The eastern half of Berlin changed its nationality on October 3rd, 1990, transforming from the capital of the German Democratic Republic to the united capital of the Federal Republic of Germany. That completed changed not only the economic system but also the lives of millions of people until now.

In 2009 – 20 years after the wall came down – copywriter Jean-Remy von Matt painted the building as shown in the picture, meaning: “The human will can move anything. This house once stood in a different country”.

Isn’t it ironic that one of the leading figures of marketing, a symbol of capitalism, is commemorating the east german civil rights movement? Or maybe he’s just thankful because it helped enlarging the market, which once stood in a different country.

Photo by:
Silvio Schwartz
East Berlin, Brunnenstraße
September 7th, 2012
Posted by:
Silvio Schwartz
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