Berlin: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas) by Peter Eisenmann


Visiting this site was quite an experience! Arriving at it, I first got the small perception of its full extension and variety; then, as you start exploring it, you start feeling the sense of “compression” and disorientation and the real dimension of every element.

Paths and slopes change levels and width, blocks change in height and dimension, bringing me at a point where I could easily feel lost, had no idea at what level I was standing at, or how long my way out would take.

After walking through the different paths, thinking of the heavy meaning of this monument, I started then taking other shots with a different perspective, where I tried to transmit less weight on suffering,  focusing more on the composition of the elements in relation with the surrounding landscape and the special lighting situation i was living, where the rays of light were weakly passing through the clouds.


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