an American in Germany: a blog about culture, language, society
Saturday, February 4, 2012
This is a photo by Friedrich Seidenstücker, taken after WWII in Berlin, which I came across in my research. I actually haven't seen many other photos of the ruins in the snow, so I think it's quite unique. More common are images or descriptions of grass growing up and over the rubble, nature taking back over. But the snow has a really different effect. You get a feeling of cold and silence, which is really beautiful and quite sad, at the same time.