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Since it’s all about numbers here it goes a 6 on the wall. I know it’s not much but i love textures and this look when something is really been there for ages.

 

This is a shot from the berlin wall. More precisely the east side gallery which is a long open museum. Artists painted on the wall and changed the old function of dividing people into a new one: Inspiring people…it was a great idea….

East side gallery

As i got older things from my generation already started fading in from of my eyes. Probably kids nowadays can’t imagine the idea of living in the cold war era. They don’t understand the concept of fearing World War Three or a Doom’s day. It’s interesting to see their fascination on some subjects as Hitler and World War Two. Now is very different than it was in the 70’s and 80’s. When i was a kid in the 70’s i remember being very affraid of the stories about war and people getting hurt and loosing their homes and going to concentration camps when they lost the war. Often i imagined how that would be if it happened in my city and i would dream about my mom in line to get two potatoes. At a conversation i had with a couple younger guys i realized this subject for them was fun and they think that stuff was crazy and unreal. The experiments on humans and the occultism and the technology and the twisted conspiracy theories is what interest them the most. They know everything about Mengele and Japanese “Unit 731” but they don’t care much about the shame of the Berlin wall and what really was United States versus Russia. Not even spys are interesting to them. Now they fear global warming and the end of the resources. These are the doom’s day themes of their generation.  In a way it’s good to see the ghost that haunted my generation fading away. My only concern in this matter is that the emotional distance with these subjects help people forget the lessons these important moments of pain taught us. I see new kinds of prejudice rising and xenophobia and racial issues beginning to create conflits and really dumb kids trying to revive some of the old stupidities as Nazism. I hope the ease kids deal with the old terrors don’t help them forget about it. I would hate to see these ghosts back and haunting our world once again in the near future.