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BAD LINDEN FROM UNTER DEN LINDEN

On September 5, 1874 an American daily “The Chicago Tribune” published a long article written by their special correspondent in Berlin whose name is only signalled as “J. M.”

Here is a tiny section of this fascinating time document, pertaining to the city´s main boulevard and what must be considered to be its essence: the linden trees.

The 1901 photo made by Georg Bartels, where he captured the buildings at No. 7-12 (the site later taken by the Russian Embassy), seems to confim both the reporter´s impression and the final conclusion he drew.

Unter den Linden, image by Georg Bartels, 1901

One comment on “BAD LINDEN FROM UNTER DEN LINDEN

  1. Gary Costello
    April 11, 2017

    Trees destroyed by escaping gas! Times have changed. Thank you.

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