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Fight the Power (from a distance)!

A sanitized chunk of the Berlin Wall makes it seem like the Cold War was one giant art project.

SUBMITTED BY: Ilya Mirman    LOCATION: Berlin via Washington DC (2010)

This kind of aggressive posturing at the Berlin Wall once might have attracted gunfire from the East Side.

But in Washington’s flashy Newseum — the mainstream media’s shrine to itself — it is quite safe to be a rabblerouser.

The Newseum also has an authentic “Death Tower” from the Wall, but that doesn’t really lend itself to cutesy photo-ops.

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1 Comment » to “Fight the Power (from a distance)!”

  1. Tacky Tourist Photos » Blog Archive » Crashing the Cold War Says:

    [...] Now every last chunk of concrete is a coffee shop prop. The 1989 license plate date, of course, is when the Wall came down, making it safe for hipster artists everywhere. [...]

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