The changes of the Berlin Wall
Michael Cramer was a member of the football club in Ennepetal. The Ennepetal Football Club made a trip to West Berlin in 1963 and for this trip, his aunt gave him a camera. This was the first camera he had owned and he took some of his very first photos on the Bernauer Straβe Street. At that time, there was a podium from which you could take a look at the other side. Cramer stresses that: “We just didn’t know any directions. It didn’t matter to us whether it was north, south or west, everywhere there was east.” Cramer was particularly astonished by a corner building on the Eberswalder Straβe Street. Every time he visited Berlin, he went there to observe how much the city façade and the Wall had changed: how the windows had been covered with bricks, how the houses had been demolished over the years, and so on.