Wednesday, November 11, 2009   3:06 PM

Berlin 1989 or Tokyo 2009?

Berlin or Tokyo?

(click to enlarge)

You guess.

Posted in Odd Stuff
I know that sight - it's round the corner from my favourite chippy in Leicester.

Can I claim my five pound book token now?
Posted by: Our Man in Abiko | 2009-11-11 16:04
That photo is such crap that it could be anywhere.
Posted by: rk | 2009-11-11 17:07
I'll say Berlin.

No particular reason....
Posted by: Chris B | 2009-11-12 07:43
@ourmani: Wow, I never knew Leicester had its own Wall. Is it just for throwing up on, or does it divide politically / ideologically / ethnically opposing / conflicting states / communities?

@rk, whoever you are: many thanks for the constructive comment. Ever tried to take a surreptitious photo with a film camera, poor-quality film (no flash usage possible of course) in a restricted area?

@Chris B: you have a 50% chance of being correct.
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2009-11-12 12:33
Not Berlin. Wall's not built right.
Posted by: Ed Ward | 2009-11-12 13:11
East Berlin side? (Did that have no graffiti?)
Posted by: Hum ELT | 2009-11-12 14:50
Having never been to Berlin in the 80's or any other decade, I'm going to go with Tokyo, 2009. I'm even going to go so far as to say that it's the prison in Fuchu.

Ok, I've never been there, either.
Posted by: billywest | 2009-11-18 08:44
Oh, sorry/. didn't notice the wall. Must adjust the contrast on this telly.

Posted by: Our Man in Abiko | 2009-11-19 01:52
the bamboo 'wall' rather gives it away......
Posted by: mummy penguin | 2009-11-20 10:58
Definitely Tokyo. There's a pole in the centre of the picture and quite a few wires/cables are visible. In Berlin pretty much all cables are underground.

Will there be a prize drawing?

Best regards from Berlin-Lichterfelde,
Posted by: Jcs | 2009-11-22 23:58
I'll say Tokyo. I don't see any guard towers or guards.
Posted by: Tom | 2009-12-05 00:52
Tokyo! That's a Japanese car I see! haha
Posted by: Fukuoka Dreaming | 2009-12-20 03:41
And the answer, after a ridiculously long delay (busy and all that), is of course Tokyo.

It is this stretch of "wall" which I happened upon on a dark, damp night and the atmosphere reminded me of Berlin as it once was. I was going to go back and take a picture in daylight but it doesn't look like that will happen this century.
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2009-12-28 15:23
Told ya!
Posted by: mummy penguin | 2010-01-08 17:42
Actually, it looks like Raccoon City, circa 1998, just before the T-Virus outbreak....

Itchy, Tasty-Good! ;)
Posted by: John W. Click | 2010-03-10 21:30