Kripoe Was Here

Kripoe Was Here

Kripoe is a rather prolific street artist and, in this case, river artist (?). He's responsible for the yellow fists on the sign in the water. The bridge that this was taken from, the Oberbaumbrücke, is a rather historic one for Berlin in that is was originally built, in much simpler form, in 1732. It was greatly expanded and enlarged when Berlin built it's metro (the U Bahn) and the train runs across the bridges upper deck. After World War Two, it was a border point between the Russian and American parts of the city. In 1989, when the wall finally fell, it was a main point for people to test their new freedom.

At this point, I've spent a lot of time talking about something that you can't even see in the picture. This shot is looking west, towards downtown, and you can see the Fernsehturm (TV tower) that is near Alexanderplatz. The river Spree was a dividing line for part of Berlin and when the wall came down, this crossing was shown full of people crossing freely for the first time in thirty years.

As far as Kripoe goes, well, he gets around...

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Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 18 mm
35mm Focal Length: 27 mm
Exposure: 1/80 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 250


Taken: 2009-06-04 19:41:54
Posted: 2010-10-11 | 12:35





Kripoe Was Here

Kripoe Was Here

Kripoe is a rather prolific street artist and, in this case, river artist (?). He's responsible for the yellow fists on the sign in the water. The bridge that this was taken from, the Oberbaumbrücke, is a rather historic one for Berlin in that is was originally built, in much simpler form, in 1732. It was greatly expanded and enlarged when Berlin built it's metro (the U Bahn) and the train runs across the bridges upper deck. After World War Two, it was a border point between the Russian and American parts of the city. In 1989, when the wall finally fell, it was a main point for people to test their new freedom.

At this point, I've spent a lot of time talking about something that you can't even see in the picture. This shot is looking west, towards downtown, and you can see the Fernsehturm (TV tower) that is near Alexanderplatz. The river Spree was a dividing line for part of Berlin and when the wall came down, this crossing was shown full of people crossing freely for the first time in thirty years.

As far as Kripoe goes, well, he gets around...

Show this photo on a map ✈

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Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 18 mm
35mm Focal Length: 27 mm
Exposure: 1/80 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 250


Taken: 2009-06-04 19:41:54
Posted: 2010-10-11 | 12:35


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