18 comments so far...

FrauFeli September 02, 2007, 09:14 PM
Hm. I don't know the story of that one. But it was of no technical use or something, just being there..
llllllllll September 03, 2007, 08:31 AM
well, that's what art is about, isn't it ?
: )
FrauFeli September 03, 2007, 02:27 PM
Hehe, definitly! Art is. :)
bere September 05, 2007, 07:37 AM
art... & science too
how the heck did it get there?
Euzkerika Orozco September 05, 2007, 09:12 AM
yes I'm wondering the same thing... is the fence open on the top??
llllllllll September 05, 2007, 05:13 PM
FrauFeli September 05, 2007, 09:55 PM
Hehehe. Hey you lot, I'm working now and then ;)) Alright: The fence is NOT open at the top, it is just a plain normal rail on a bridge. But tomorrow I'm in the area anyway (which is at Potsdamer Platz, and normally that's not the place I hang around..) and I will check if there is some explanation or mark on the rail or I-don't-know-what.
Will take photo/s!
Actually, ran tonight into two young guys pasting up something, but couldn't figure out if it was just a poster or some serious streetart. I never met some, wondered already, how and when they do it..:)
FrauFeli September 06, 2007, 05:30 PM
The solution to the mystery of the odd steel ring on Potsdamer Brücke- coming soon, here, at this place!! Stay tuned! *drumroll*
bere September 06, 2007, 09:51 PM
ich bin tuned ;) heh heh
please tell us soon!
FrauFeli September 07, 2007, 12:13 PM
To make it a bit more thrilling ;))) I'm posting this link and will be back tomorrow morning- ehhr at midday (FrauFeli loves sleeping long..)


Euzkerika Orozco September 07, 2007, 09:39 PM
ssshhhhh ssshhhhh ssshhhhh... sleep tight precious :))


Cybil September 07, 2007, 09:44 PM
You are so cute!! I will do my best :))) Sleep well, too! Küsse! :)
Euzkerika Orozco September 07, 2007, 09:47 PM
you too cybil darling ...you too :))
FrauFeli September 08, 2007, 08:34 PM
Alriiight, girrlz and boyzz: The solution. I must admit, it is no real solution, as I still don't know, how the bloody thing came there. There is a gap in the rail, but it seems to be of no help attaching the ring. And they couldn't weld the ring directly on the site to the rail, right? Or could they?? Hm.
The story behind is:
It is a memorial (one of several) for Rosa Luxemburg, that's why I posted the link. She was, with Karl Liebknecht, founder of the communist party in Germany. In 1918, both tried to avoid the 1. Worldwar by calling workers and soldiers to general strikes. Of course, the conservative (and monarchistic/militaristic) politicians didn't like them very much. The above is the reason, why both were murdered at the end of 1918. Rightwing officers (!!Later Nazis, apparently) shot her in the head and threw her body into the Landwehrkanal in Berlin. So it's supposed to be some kind of a lifebelt for her. I saw the real lifebelt on the other side of the bridge and thought, well: ??! After a hour of searching I found a very short entry on the artist Robert Rademacher, who designed this ring- thingy. :))
FrauFeli September 08, 2007, 08:35 PM
Ähm, this was a long comment, but now you don't need to read the Wikipedia- entry. Or so.
Euzkerika Orozco September 08, 2007, 10:21 PM
thanks for the explanation precious!!

it is a sad story :( and you're right, I don't get how do they introduced the lifesaver into the fence either... turi ruri turi ruri... wellcome to the twiglight zone hehehe


llllllllll September 09, 2007, 11:08 AM
thanks for the explaination, feli!
FrauFeli September 09, 2007, 12:13 PM
You're welcome! I myself am a very curious person..I always want to know about things :))
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