The suffering of conflict..

A touching statue by Käthe Kollwitz’s of ‘Mother with her Dead Son’. This sculpture is situated in a stark bare room right under the open oculus, and so is exposed to the rain, snow and cold of the Berlin climate, symbolising the suffering of civilians during World War II. At the New Watchouse (Neue Wache). Unter der Linden, Berlin.

Mother and her dead son..
Mother and her dead son.

In 2014, there are stories of conflict and suffering all around the world, and I can’t think of a better message to post on as the first blog post for this year!

Brandenburg Gate

A potent symbol of Germany and a poignant reminder of the Cold War and the division of a nation after the Second World War. For over 28 years, the Brandenburg gate was behind the wall in East Berlin.

Immediately after the war, one of few structures that remained standing amongst the ruins of Berlin was the Brandenburg Gate.

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