I took a walk to the Mauerpark (Wall Park). A luxury to do on a Tuesday afternoon. I realised that I have the following obsessions about Berlin:
The East and The West
Here you can read more about Mauerpark - how an old Prussian train station became later divided between French and Russians, about the ”Death Strip” and the Berlin Wall and how it finally become a karaoke place, a flee market and a place where people from Berlin come and relax (right next to The Wall, of course!).
A Map of the Old Berlin
As my dear friend Mara suggested, I am posting below a map of the Berlin Districts from 1986, including the four sectors (Russian, American, British and French). The information is courtesy of www.berlinermaueronline.de
We live in the former Russian Sector, between 1 and 2 (Mitte / Prenzlauer Berg). The pictures above are from the corner of 1, 2 (Russian Sector) and b (French Sector).
The wall line is marked in red.