Berlin 17

Source: Der Spiegel Online magazine, Photo Gallery: A Devastated Berlin, Devastation of War: “Archival Discovery Reveals a Ruined Berlin”, by Solveig Grothe, http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,693452,00.html, visited September 26th, 2010, http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-54631-17.html

[These are] not pathetic pictures, but rather images that show how people are reinventing themselves in this brief moment: Every-day absurdity, in other words.

[The resourcefulness of children to imaging stones, bricks, pieces of wood, as toys, and any places in any condition for amusement, can rarely be suppressed; it is our only hope that they might survive.]