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A German Year (101-150)

February 1990 Ladies and dog in tram in Potsdam

The tram made its west comeback after reunification

February 1990 Dutch quarter in Potsdam.

The ruined condition of much East German housing became evident

February 1990 Shop window in Potsdam

The hair! The hair!

February 1990 Butchers in Potsdam

East German sausage for sale

February 1990 Potsdam

East German cars and patchwork streets

February 1990 Potsdam

Russian soldiers are still a common sight

March 1990 A view towards Mitte from the Fisher island

Uncomplicated skyline and sense of waiting

March 1990 Passport control Potsdamerplatz

The wall is still standing, the state is not. An attempt at normalcy in the face of chaos

March 1990 Somewhere in East berlin

The socialist facade and the incredibly trite election placard of the Social Democrats

Macrh 1990 The East German Miss Berlin pageant

Sexism is universal

March 1990 Miss Berlin Pageant

The west's commercial interests begin to appear in the east

March 1990 Miss Berlin Pageant

A cuddly dinosaur reveals its overheated and slightly bad-tempered carrier

March 1990 Miss Berlin Pageant

Another universal: the humorous custom of cross-dressing

March 1990 Miss Berlin Pageant

Please do not try to do this at home

March 1990 Miss Berlin Pageant

The west press and the winner: a charming feeding frenzy

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

Disturbing signifiers and lynch justice feeling

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

Lynch justice

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

In the midst of the crowd, an individualist

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

The euphoria is still evanescing

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

The people make their feelings clear

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

An impressive crowd has turned up

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

East German Skinheads engaged in the hoary old "burning of reading materials"

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

A curled upper lip and a self-satisfied smirk; the intellectual niveau is impressive

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

He appears to have taken a dislike to me

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

Followed by the press, the skins enjoy the moment

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

The crowd wait to be addressed

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

Conservative voters read their placards upside down

March 1990 Leipzig "Montags Demo"

The rump of the demo wends its way home

April 1990 Berlin Köpenicker Strasse

Truck repair men look over the wall to where the wall is being dismantled

April 1990 Berlin

Two east Berliners repair a car

April 1990 East Berlin

A bombsite houses a "Peoples Workshop" - disastrous conditions

April 1990 Postdam

Couldn't resist this scrap of paper on the wall

April 1990 Leipzig

Election time is coming

April 1990 Leipzig

East German supermarket.

April 1990 Leipzig

Trams and a few cars

April 1990 Leipzig

Ruined houses are pulled down

April 1990 Leipzig

Building workers demolish the ruined houses

April 1990 Leipzig

Demolition man

April 1990 Leipzig

Near the famous Leipziger Messe

April 1990 Leipzig

"People's Police" are not to keen about having their photo taken

April 1990 Leipzig

Could be a photo in 1945 just two cars and a handcart as far as the eye can see

April 1990 Leipzig

Empty and run down

April 1990 Leipzig

The spring sun starts to bring people out

April 1990 Leipzig

Homeless man and handcart

April 1990 Leipzig

Organ grinder

April 1990 Leipzig

Students play and a lady poses

April 1990 Leipzig

Couldn't resist this either

April 1990 Leipzig

Men and steam

April 1990 Leipzig

Man and steam

April 1990 Leipzig

The run up to the elections has begun