|Sister Cities of Los Angeles sign and City Hall. (Photo credit: azza-bazoo)|
As I mentioned in my post yesterday, CC and I are making the voyage across the Atlantic to check out the 2012 Berlinale, and I wanted to share a few things about our own city that have bonded us to that Teutonic metropolis.
On June 27, 1967, Berlin became L.A.'s sixth sister city, and the mission, according to the Los Angeles-Berlin Sister City Committee, "was to advance the relationship in every way possible between the two prominent cities: culturally, intellectually, commercially and socially."
So I wanted to show you a few L.A.-Berlin spots around the city. It's by no means comprehensive, so if you have others, please let me know!
And, fun fact. Did you know that there's a Los-Angeles-Platz park in Berlin?
|CC sidles up to a segment of the Berlin Wall on Wilshire Boulevard. (2009)|
|"Stasi Briefcase, n.d." (Photo credit: Marie Astrid González/The Wende Museum)|
|Berlin Forest in Griffith Park (Photo credit: Al Pavangkanan)|
If you're still in a Berlin kind of mood, here are some other places of interest:
* The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles (down the street from the Wall segment at 5750 Wilshire Blvd.)
* Berlin Currywurst (all sorts of wursts from native Germans in Silver Lake)
* Orange Berlin (a hair salon on Beverly Boulevard)
* And, of course, the '80s New Wave/pop group Berlin (of "Take My Breath Away" fame) was formed right here in L.A.