Sunday, July 28, 2013

The communist dream

Fun fact: Eisenhüttenstadt used to be called Stalinstadt, built in the 1950s to be the perfect communist city and home to workers at a giant steel factory. Now it seems to be a city several sizes too big for its inhabitants, the wide streets empty just like in Frankfurt an der Oder yesterday and grass growing in the gaps of the pedestrian lanes. (But Kaisa had to admit that she kind of has a thing for Stalinist architecture…)

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