One of the heartwarming things about spending some time in east Berlin is the plentiful architecture from the time of the DDR. There’s the stunning Stalin baroque along Karl-Marx Allee, the imposing Dietz Verlag, and the slender Mauer.

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The wall had certainly grown in the ideological retelling, attaining monstrous proportions, but it is really a rather modest affair.

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Anyway, sauntering along I came up short with this offer from the generous Berliners:

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Ah, but I was to be disappointed, for it turned out to be something else:

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