CHB World Championship People's Champion
- May 16, 2013
Rise and fall of the Romans:
World built up country by country according to population density:
Shipwrecks of WW2 (incomplete)
The map above shows (or rather doesn’t show) West Berlin in 1988. It was published in East Germany just one year before the fall of the Berlin Wall.
On the surface the map is clearly ridiculous and wouldn’t have fooled anyone. However, it also reveals a deeper truth about life in East Germany prior to the fall of the wall. While Western Berliners and West Germans could visit East Berlin, West Berlin was off-limits for virtually all East German citizens.
Therefore, this map is accurate, in its own way, at least from the perspective of an East German citizen. For most people living in East Berlin or East Germany, West Berlin may as well have not existed, because for all practical purposes it was impossible to visit.
How small is the Vatican? How tall is the Burj Khalifa? This small, and this tall: