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SPOTTED IN PASSING: OST!

OST! (image © notmsparker)

OST! (image © notmsparker)

Spotted in Berlin-Mitte.

The Volksbühne Theatre at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin-Mitte (orig. Bülowplatz) designed by Oskar Kaufmann and built in 1913-1914.

The costs of construction were partly covered with the donations of Freie Volksbühne Verein (Free People´s Theatre Association) members, the so called “Arbeitergroschen” or “workers´pennies”.

After WW2 the theatre was restored, albeit in a much simpler form, following the plans of Hans Richter.

It counts as one of the best and most revolutionary theatres in Europe. And it is by all means one of the most impressive buildings this city has to offer.

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