Berlin and East-German cities

“Your city has become a strange city,
how can you still exist?
The house has become a house of tears,
it makes my heart like water…
Ur and its temples have been swept away by the wind”
[…]
“Ur was indeed granted kingship,
but it was not granted eternal reign.
From time immemorial, since Sumer was founded,
until today that the people have multiplied,
who has ever seen a reign of kingship
that would last for ever?”

The Lamentation over the destruction of Sumer and Ur
Sumerian Text 2200 BC [1]

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© All photos by Robert Conrad, 1995-2008.
http://www.robert-conrad-fotografie.de, http://www.lumabytes.com


[1] Text and pictures from the catalogue “Berlin. Traces of urban memories” (ed. Liza Candidi T.C.), Forum Editrice, 2009.
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