I love murals and street art. If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you. Just follow the Linky steps below. Once you start looking you will find murals everywhere. The "Monday Mural" meme goes live on Monday at 12,01AM, Perth,Western Australian time. Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters. Looking forward to your mural finds this week.
The Berlin Wall, in the Friedrichshain district, once a symbol of a divided city, is now a large open-air gallery - known as "The East Side Gallery", featuring over 100 murals by artists from across the globe. Many were painted in 1990, the year after the wall fell, the artworks that line the banks of the River Spree standing as a memorial to the reunification of Germany and other moments of global political change.
One of the most striking and well know mural is the "My God, Help Me to Survive this Deadly Love" also known as the Fraternal Kiss, by the recently deceased Russian artist Dmitri Vrubel.
It depicts the embrace between Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German president Erich Honecker at the 30th anniversary of the creation of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) in 1979.
|Fraternal Kiss at the East Side Gallery|
Remember this one from my first Berlin post, an advert which was a parody of the mural and original photo.
And the photo as seen at the "Wall Museum" near Check Point Charlie.
Another well known mural is "A Trabi goes through the Wall", by Birgit Kinder, Trabant is breaking through the Berlin wall.
Along with other artists whose works have been badly damaged by tagging, this work of art has been badly damaged a few times, and Birgit has been allowed to repair or repaint her mural various times, the last time being in 2018.
And at our hotel in Berlin, the Ibis Mitte - they had the replica by the lifts.
And a small advertising van with photos of some of the East Side Gallery murals.