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Palast der Republik II, 2005

This edition features the ruins of the Palast der Republik (Palace of the Republic) along the River Spree in former East Berlin. This infamous and ill-fated building is an important work of modern socialist architecture, with a 180 metre long facade of bronze glass windows. Completed in 1976, it was built primarily as the seat of East German parliament and was also a popular dance and leisure facility. Despite heavy protest, it was closed in 1990 and is now demolished. Bomford photographed the Palast in a skeletal state, capturing its grandeur and fragility as a ruin.

Image: 20 x 63 inches
Frame: 33 x 77 inches

  • Palast der Republik II, 2005