After all the positive response to my photos from London, I realized I forgot to post snapshots from my February trip to the 2004 European Advertising Conference in Berlin, which has now, thankfully, been free of the infamous “Wall” for more than a decade. Above is a shot of the stoic facade of concrete about which President Reagan so elegantly implored, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall!”
I don’t really know what this is, but my German hosts said something to the effect of it being a relic of East Germany’s attempts at building architectural marvels that could rival the West’s creativity. All I know is, this isn’t something I could safely pitch as an ad concept to Nestle or GM and feel as though they’d get it.