Berlin Contrast

When I walk in Berlin, it is easy to see the contrast between the soviet and the American parts. This contrast gets more mixed in areas in the middle like Alexanderplatz. There you can see a soviet style building right next to a modern, American style one.

There is a list of buildings in Leipziger str that I used to call “عمارات العبور” due to their striking resemblance to a group of buildings built by the Egyptian army in Cairo. I later discovered they fall into the soviet part and were built by the soviets.

This shows how Egypt picked up the military communism mentality in the fifties and never left it. While Berlin managed to do the transition, and joined the west.