Monday, April 8, 2013

The To and Fro Treatment

Came across an article on this collection of photographs while cruising the blog circuit today.  They're images of Berlin's U-Bahn stations, which I'm assuming is their mass transit, underground train system. Photographed by Kate Seabrook, each station is represented by it's typographical signage and unique surrounding area of the wall.  The lines were built in the early 1900's, with many stations in old East Berlin closing during the Cold War, becoming ghost towns patrolled by East German guards to prevent underground escapes to the West.  After reunification in 1989, many stations were refurbished with unique visual characteristics and new signage.  The full collection can be seen on her site, listed below, but here are some of my favorites that also show the difference in stops.

(photos collected from endbahnhof)

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