EAST SIDE GALLERY, BERLIN

Famous for many reasons, the East Side Gallery is one of the largest open-air art exhibitions in the world, as well as the one that has existed for the longest time. It features murals by artists from all over the world, painted in 1990, just after East suddenly became West, and the overpowering desire for freedom dissolved what was known as the "Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart".



In the years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, many things changed in Berlin, and the residents of the former East Berlin were left in a vacuum of elation, disbelief, freedom, scepticism, hope, doubt, and a desire to express to the world, the effects of Soviet oppression throughout the Cold War, and afterwards. The remaining 1,300-meter stretch of 'Soviet Segregation Architecture' provided the perfect canvas for artists to express their many conflicting emotions, both freely and without consequence, possibly for the first time in decades.

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TORNADO ALLEY ON THE AUTOBAHN




The road back to Denmark from European Bike Week in Austria this year, was full of great experiences, but some will remain more prominent in our collective memory, than others. For example, the 11th of September, 2011. We've experienced a lot on our motorbikes over the years, but we've never tried a Tornado on the Autobahn... until now...

In the space of this one hour, the skies changed character completely, morphing from a sunny afternoon in northern Germany, to an winter evening, in Tornado Alley. A sudden storm was building up around us, around Magdeburg, and engulfing the the small towns in the area, one by one. The hot air, had met the cold air, right where we were located...


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