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The Berlin divide as seen from space

by Mickey Mellen on May.03, 2013, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

The Berlin wall fell nearly 25 years ago, but the city is still divided in many ways. You can look at various economic and cultural differences between the sides, but a simple image from space can show the difference simply based on light. The the image below, the yellow lights are in East Berlin and the greener lights are showing West Berlin.

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You can view the image in Google Earth by loading this KML file.  The image was captured by European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers aboard the International Space Station, and was released back in 2012.

(via Geographic Travels)

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Berlin: Fence and Gate of former US embassy disappearing

by rockstar84 on Nov.22, 2010, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA


In the first picture the road looks quite normal to me.

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One step ahead, the whole road is a security area:

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You may ask: Why was the whole road blocked like this?
The building on the left side was the former US embassy until 2008. The security measures were removed as soon as the embassy had completely moved to the Pariser Platz building in May 2008.

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