Kim Bouvy

July 2011 - Karl Marx Allee, Berlin

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End of June, beginning of July, I was in Berlin to revisit some of the sites that I photographed in 2001/ 2002 for my book / project ‘Niemandsland - Berlin without the wall’. In 2009, my interest in the project was rekindled since the landscape had managed to transform itself again in such a way that it deserved some closer attention. It seemed as if more and more parts of the wall started to come back and reappear in the landscape - a remarkable seemingly retrograde movement.
Apart from ‘Niemandsland’, the Karl Marx Allee drew my attention because of its remarkable formal architectural beauty and urban structure. The image shows the back side of the Kino International.