Saturday, January 05, 2008

The Jewish memorial, Berlin

Not to be confused with Libeskind's building to the south of the centre, the Jewish Memorial is a huge open area of concrete pillars of varying heights. Towards the centre of the square, the ground dips so the top of the pillars around you is high above. A remarkable use of public space in the heart of a European city. Memory congealed into concrete, where all forgetting is itself forgotten.


Marin 6:52 pm  

sort of impressive isn't it. For me the most touching memorial in Berlin was the Neue Wache - the memorial of a mother with her dead son. It brought tears to my eyes.

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