https://flic.kr/p/pGDVVV | Reichstag - Berlin - 1977 | The Reichstag, home of the Germany Parliament in earlier times and again now, is almost deserted, since the capital of West Germany moved to Bonn while the Berlin Wall was in place, and didn't move back to Berlin until reunification of West Germany with the German Democratic Republic (DDR). The dome was subsequently added (see my photos flic.kr/p/funzFx and flic.kr/p/ohaTS). Now there are always lines to get into the building. ☺

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Christ the Redeemer on top of Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro was bathed in black, red and gold on Wednesday to celebrate the anniversary of German reunification 22 years ago on, October 3, 1990. The statue has been lit up in color before but, according to Harald Klein, German consulate general in Rio de Janeiro, it’s the first time the 39.6 meter (130 foot) statue was lit up with multiple colors, let alone the colors of another country.

Though full reunification was still years away, the contact between the two sides was instant and deeper than it had been in decades. A West Berliner here prepares to hand over a West German flag to East German policemen near the Brandenburg Gate.

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Photograph:After German reunification, the Reichstag in Berlin once again became a parliament building in 1999.

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MIDDLE RHINE Deutsches Eck - replacement statue. With German Reunification in 1990, the German Corner no longer served as a symbol of the aspiration for a united Germany. Thus, a discussion arose regarding a remodelling of the plaza. Critics considered the reinstallation of the equestrian statue of Wilhelm I as out of time and improper, whereas promoters saw the opportunity for tourist benefits. As the owner of the site, any decision to reinstall a statue of Wilhelm I rested with the…

Soho House Berlin: hotel app private members’ club. A restored Bauhaus building in the Mitte district, Soho House Berlin includes a Cowshed Spa and gym, a rooftop pool, restaurants, bars, a screening room and private Event spaces. Originally opened in 1928 as a department store, the property was seized by the wartime government before being occupied by the post-war, Communist regime until 1956.

Soho House Berlin: hotel app private members’ club. A restored Bauhaus building in the Mitte district, Soho House Berlin includes a Cowshed Spa and gym, a rooftop pool, restaurants, bars, a screening room and private Event spaces. Originally opened in 1928 as a department store, the property was seized by the wartime government before being occupied by the post-war, Communist regime until 1956.

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