TODAY: The Tourist Trap

like on Checkpoint Charlie  fake military officers are posing for the tourists, here on Pariser Platz, in front of the Brandengurg Gate. So you can buy an ” Original GDR Visa Stamp” or you can take pictures.


Out of Fashion

Two policeman on an escalator in Zoologischer Garten railway station, Berlin, 2006.

Once upon a time, “your friend and helper” wore green.. In the meantime, policemen in Germany wear (except in Bavaria) a new blue uniform. The green one was designed by Heinz Oestergaard, a really great german fashion designer in the 1950 and 1960. So much the worse, I wonder why the style of these gree and beige uniforms was so completly unbecomming. A lot of the fancy Oestergard’s modells are shot and set in scence by the fabulous photographer F.C. Gundlach.