jeans: Lady K loves
The weather gets cold and rainy here in Berlin but we enjoyed a walk trough the autumn leaves and the great arcitecture of my beloved street, the Karl-Marx-Allee, formerly named as "Stalinallee". The KOSMOS palace behind me was a cinema once, opened in the early 60s and fully designed in the space-age chic. Still very cool.
The alley was built in the early 50s out of the WW II ruins. The first building was the "Hochhaus an der Weberwiese".
It should be a new kind of residence for simple workers in a socialistic regime - comfortable, modern, roomy with a roof garden. That was very futuristic for 1952.
The house is made out of the ruins of the destroyed Reichskanzlei and the black marble in the entrance is taken from the house of Hermann Göring, called "Carinhall" after his first wife. What a history, if stones could talk... Today it is a fully let monument with a nice little park and a fountain in front.
the black marble entrance
By the fountain is a sweet little statue from the Grimm fairytale "Hans in luck".
felt hat: 50s vintage from Vienna
cherry brooch: Vivien of Holloway
two tone shoes: present from a friend
bubble bag: 60s vintage present from my godmother
Vis a vis from the Hochhaus is a relief what shows the rebuilding of East Berlin in great Socialistic Realism.
On our way back I gave attention to all the details in my street, like the lovely wall mosaics.
This one is my favorite.
Are you proud of the street you live in? I am.
Have nice walks, friends.