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The memorial is located near the Brandenburg Gate. It was built between 2003 and 2005 according to a design by architect Peter Eisenman. This design represents a radical approach to the traditional concept of a memorial, partly because he does not use any symbolism. The grid pattern, consisting of 2711 concrete stelae, which can be walked through from all sides, leaves it up to the visitors to find their own way in and out of the complex.

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architecture, berlin, cloud, concrete, eu, europe, germany, grave, holocaust, joto25, light, memorial, petereisenman, poem, shadow, sky, stelae, sunlight, thememorialtothemurderedjewsofeurope, war, ww

Comments

  • spike
    spikeover 6 years ago

    Love the perspective and lighting on this,
    it has great framing and depth. Wow!

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 6 years ago

    Unbelieveable tones… just creates a huge sense of emergence!

  • Michelle Boyer
    Michelle Boyerover 6 years ago

    Wonderful work- the light is gorgeous

  • karenanderson
    karenandersonover 6 years ago

    amazing light …

  • Robert Knapman
    Robert Knapmanover 6 years ago

    Yes. Sends shivers down my spine. This is an amazing image also especially when you know what it represents. I was there when it was being built and heard of some of the controversy surrounding its concept and location. Very strong image love the sky.

  • jotography
    jotographyover 6 years ago

    I must confess to having a range of strong emotions the few times I’ve been there.

    On one of the quieter moments I’d spent there, a line of tourists unloaded from their coaches and streamed into the monument. They all disappeared into the blocks and I never saw them again! I cried and realised one of the elements of the design and concept.

    The visitors’ centre is in the basement, that’s why.

  • Benjamin Scheurer
    Benjamin Scheurerover 6 years ago

    Love the golden light….gorgeous lines!

  • Theodore  Jones
    Theodore Jonesover 6 years ago

    Wow. Very cool.

  • Elizabeth Duncan
    Elizabeth Duncanover 6 years ago

    wonderful use of light!

  • Jaytee
    Jayteeover 6 years ago

    bloody excellent. so good.

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