Sunday, 7 October 2012

Sunday stamps

For this week's theme, a stamp from the DDR (East Germany) issued in 1985 of the ‘Jungfernbrücke’, the oldest surviving bridge in Berlin.
You can read a little more about it here.

I'm participating in Viridian's Sunday stamps, you can check out this week's other entries by clicking on the icon below.
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  1. That is an interesting and unusual way of depicting the bridge.

  2. It's a strange neighborhood. 99% of all the houses are gone and replaced by communist style buildings, but the old bridges are still there (like the nearby Gertraudenbrücke with a nice statue).

    1. I visited East Berlin in 1986, although we walked along 'Unter den Linden' (one of my main aims for the day), I didn't visit this bridge. It was a strange place then, a time-warp in many ways but with the communist buildings added, so I imagine it has changed again now.
      I suppose it's incredible that the bridges survive after all that Berlin as a city has been through.

  3. Wonderful! The bridge appears much bigger on the stamp than in the linked photo!

  4. The stamp is so good it's easy to see that the bridge can be opened.

  5. Great stamp. thanks for joining in this week.

  6. Its like an architectural drawing, a nice depiction. Like you say its amazing it survived. What struck me was although it is old its style also looks modern in the link photo.


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