Friday, July 4, 2014

Ampelmännchen

Beach chairs with Ampelmännchen, Berlin
Beach chairs with Ampelmännchen
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße
Berlin, September 2011

“The Ampelmännchen is a beloved symbol in Eastern Germany, ‘enjoy[ing] the privileged status of being one of the few features of communist East Germany to have survived the end of the Iron Curtain with his popularity unscathed.’ After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Ampelmännchen acquired cult status and became a popular souvenir item in the tourism business.”
(Ampelmännchen, Wikipedia)


2 comments:

Revrunner said...

I wish now I had brought Ampelmännchen home with me from Germany. :-)

cieldequimper said...

I need these!