Berlin (Deutschland/Germany) - Mauerpark - part 1

by Björn Roose January. 13, 2020 330 views

The Mauerpark is a public park in the Prenzlauer Berg district. Mauer means wall, which is referring to its status as a former part of the Berlin Wall and the so called Death Strip.

800 meters of that Wall is still standing in the park today and part of it is a popular place for graffiti artists to paint and display their work (it's legal there - not that a f**k is given about the fact that it's not legal in most parts of Berlin). On the contrary to what is normal at the East Side Gallery (here) these works however are not meant to be kept and get painted over by the artists almost daily.

It was early and not very warm when we got there, but a few people were at work anyway.

In the one but last photo you see how thick the paint layers get. Thick enough to break of a piece and take it home, where it sits in my living :-)

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Buster Bruce 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Is the spray paint subsidized? smile  Enjoyable images Bjorn

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Björn Roose Replied to Buster Bruce 2 months, 2 weeks ago

It does seem to be an expensive hobby smile Thanks, Buster smile

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Bethany Plonski 2 months, 2 weeks ago

#1 caught my eye, I think because I've never actually witnessed graffiti in the making, only after the fact - but knowing it's for display somehow changes it. My favorite is #4 though - great textures and shapes there.

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Björn Roose Replied to Bethany Plonski 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I was kind of hoping that I would see the spray coming out of the can. Never thought they would hold that can that close to the wall. It was a bit disappointing as for photography, on the contrary, indeed, to what I saw in #4 smile

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Antonio Gil 2 months, 2 weeks ago

At least, here they can train their skills. Love the pictures

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Björn Roose Replied to Antonio Gil 2 months, 2 weeks ago

They clearly needed a lot more training, that's for sure smile

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