Exhibition theme: Encounters and Explorations: View from a train window [47/65]



February 1990
Nähe Leipzig
Created By: Mona Filz/Fortunes Berlin

License: Not Creative Commons

From the Set

Plastic Flowers, Drushba (Russian for friendship) and Süßtafel (Imitation chocolate bars), February 1990


newspaper, train


discothèque, everyday life, family, journey, visit, youth



Other items in this set

Freedom of travel made it possible for people to spontaneously visit friends and family together. These visits were captured on film, too. Many took advantage of the opportunity to explore the unknown country in the West or the East. Curiosity was not limited to sightseeing. There was also a great interest in people living in the other part of Germany, and in creating a sense of community. Partnerships between towns and cities were established and revived, and associations in both East and West organized meetings. Many longstanding friendships were formed in this period when curiosity was such a potent force.

Original Caption

"Chocolate on the way to Leipzig"