Berlin, Bernauer Straße (Ostseite): Mauer-Wüste, Februar 1963 (Foto: Ebert / Nail)
Tower of Silence: "Zoroastrianism was once one of the major religions of the world. Its practitioners believed that not only was a dead body spiritually unclean, but that a corpse demon, or nasu daeva, would rush in and inhabit the body upon death."
Parsees, followers of the teachings of Zarathustra, lay their dead on grates in the 'Tower of Silence' where they leave them for the vultures to eat.
1961 Berlin - Grenzübergang Checkpoint Charlie (Foto: Frank Baake)
East Berlin - February 1982 - Unter den Linden by LimitedExpress, via Flickr