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Images: Walter Edward Tutak

 

Digitized slides of flash point with Warsaw Pact

7 months after DDR erected ‘Anti-Fascist Protection Wall’,

icon of Iron Curtain over 28 years of Cold War –

shot by my father, engineer for Chrysler Missile in Italy and Turkey,

sole civilian on tour with NATO staff from US Air Force.

 

 

Camera: Kodak Retina III C made in Stuttgart.

 

Lenses from Schneider-Kreuznach:

35mm f/4 Retina-Curtar-Xenon C, 80mm f/4 Retina-Longar-Xenon C.

 

 

Curator:

Ryan James Tutak http://www.linkedin.com/in/rjtutak


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After arrival via Air France at Tegel Airport:

01   Bernauer Strasse 48: memorial to fatal escape by Ida Siekmann, first victim of Wall

02   Bernauer Strasse 48: memorial to fatal escape by Ida Siekmann, first victim of Wall (pullback)

03   Bernauer Strasse 44: memorial to fatal escape by Bernd Lünser

04   Bernauer Strasse 34: memorial to fatal escape by Olga Segler

05   Bernauer Strasse (no address): brick-filled windows of building in East Berlin bordering West Berlin

06   Bernauer Strasse: manned platform in East Berlin overlooking Wall

07   Bergstrasse: Bernauer Strasse

08   Chausseestrasse at Liesenstrasse: Checkpoint with DDR guard between Wall and White Line

09   Chausseestrasse at Liesenstrasse: Checkpoint with West Berlin police inside and outside booth

10   Platz der Republik: Reichstagsgebäude

11   Strasse des 17 Juni toward Simsonweg at edge of Tiergarten:

––   British soldiers at lookout tower on avenue island, Wall bisecting Ebertstrasse, West Berlin police in blue

––  (Reichstagsgebäude off left, Brandenburger Tor off right)

12   Strasse des 17 Juni: Wall bisecting Ebertstrasse, Brandenburger Tor (top: DDR flag, sides: USSR flags)

13   Strasse des 17 Juni: Sowjetisches Ehrenmal

14   Strasse des 17 Juni: Sowjetisches Ehrenmal with British soldier, barbed wire, Soviet soldier

15   Strasse des 17 Juni: Sowjetisches Ehrenmal

16   Strasse des 17 Juni: Sowjetisches Ehrenmal

17   Hardenbergstrasse toward Ernst-Reuter-Platz: IBM-Haus with concrete relief of overlapping repetitions of I-B-M letters à la logo

18   Hardenbergstrasse: Haus Hardenberg (black panel), Schillerstrasse, IBM-Haus (white panel)

19   Hardenbergstrasse: Haus Hardenberg (black panel), Schillerstrasse, IBM-Haus (white panel) pullback

20   Steinplatz: Hochschule der Künste on Hardenbergstrasse

21   Hardenbergstrasse: Berliner Bank with city flag, Fasanenstrasse off left

22   Ludwigkirchstrasse (Uhlandstrasse behind): Kirche Sankt Ludwig on Ludwigkirchplatz beyond Pfalzburger Strasse

23   Kurfürstendamm with Asymmetrische Vase before Uhlandstrasse, right of Grolmannstrasse

24   Kurfürstendamm toward Fasanenstrasse: ‘So eine Affäre’ with Bob Hope and Lucille Ball at Kino Astor

25   Kurfürstendamm with cinema Gloria-Palast

26   Kurfürstendamm with cinema Gloria-Palast showing ‘Frühstück bei Tiffany’ with Audrey Hepburn

27   Breitscheidplatz: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche

28   Breitscheidplatz: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche (closer)

29   Budapester Strasse: Berlin Hilton

30   Budapester Strasse: Berlin Hilton (closer)

31   Stresemannstrasse at Niederkirchnerstrasse (off right: seat of Zentrale Plankommission in ex Preussischer Landtag)

32   Stresemannstrasse at Niederkirchnerstrasse (off right: seat of Zentrale Plankommission in ex Preussischer Landtag) closer

33   Wilhelmstrasse at Zimmerstrasse: Sackgasse imposed by Wall in front of Haus der Ministerien

34   Zimmerstrasse: Haus der Ministerien (left) on Wilhelmstrasse behind Wall

Then to Checkpoint Charlie for East Berlin: http://eastberlin1962.shutterfly.com/


Acknowledgment

Pictures authenticated and sequenced with generous guidance from Andreas Butter,

an architectural historian eloquent on every closed and open space depicted.

 

His expertise equally informed the presentation of 40 slides from East Berlin.


Reference

Andreas Butter – Facebook

About Curator: Ryan James Tutak

An administrator of Oracle-Hyperion financial systems since 2006

(Essbase, FDM, HFM and Planning with Reports and Security),

following 12 years of automotive journalism across Eastern Europe for

Financial Times, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Reuters and WirtschaftsBlatt.


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