La mesa de luz

Aquí había un muro hace 20 años

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Combo shows two pictures of the Brandenburg Gate and Pariser Platz square, on top taken on October 3, 1990 with people waving German flags as they celebrate the country's reunification and on bottom the same view (bottom) taken 19 years later on October 20, 2009 with tourists crowding the place. Germany will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall on November 9, 2009. AFP PHOTO  GILLES LEIMDORFER / JOHN MACDOUGALL

Mañana se cumplen 20 años de la caída del muro. En el periódico hemos publicado múltiples artículos durante la última semana y hoy domingo 8 de noviembre dedicamos varias páginas a este aniversario. En una doble encontraréis un maravilloso gráfico de mis compañeros de infografía que muestra como era el muro en Berlín.

De la misma manera, las agencias han enviado fotos de archivo de 1989 entre las fotos de los diferentes actos que se celebran en la ciudad para conmemorar el aniversario. Hemos montado las páginas combinando las fotos que las agencias pasaban por el servicio de actualidad y otras que encontrábamos y comprábamos en los diferentes archivos.

Pero lo que más me ha gustado han sido estos combos de la agencia Afp donde se muestra la comparativa de las calles de Berlín antes de 1989, con el muro, y el mismo lugar 20 años después, sin el muro. El combo del Checkpoint Charlie nos valió para ilustrar un artículo publicado esta semana.

 

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Combo shows two pictures of Checkpoint Charlie crossing point, one (top) in June 1968, then marking the border between East (Soviet sector) and West Berlin (American sector) and the same view (bottom) taken on October 20, 2009 as a tourist magnet like many of the remaining Berlin wall sites. Germany will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall on November 9, 2009.   AFP PHOTO  / JOHN MACDOUGALL

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Combo shows two pictures taken from Berlin's Bernauer Strasse one with the Berlin Wall (top) separating the streeet taken in June 1968, and the same view (bottom) taken on October 20, 2009 without the wall. Germany will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall on November 9, 2009. AFP PHOTO   JOHN MACDOUGALL

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Combo shows two pictures of the German Reichstag building (back L) one with the Berlin Wall (top) taken on November 10, 1989, and the same view (bottom) taken twenty years later on October 20, 2009 without the wall. Germany will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall on November 9, 2009. AFP PHOTO  GERARD MALIE / JOHN MACDOUGALL

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Combo shows two pictures shows the Glienicke bridge (Glienicker Bruecke), which links Berlin to the city of Potsdam in the state of Brandenburg in Potsdam, taken on April 29, 1984 (top) closed to traffic, and the same view (bottom) taken on November 6, 2009 with cars crossing it. The bridge was often used as a place where spies were "exchanged" between west Berlin and east Germany. Germany will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall on November 9, 2009. AFP PHOTO JOEL ROBINE  / JOHN MACDOUGALL

Parecido al trabajo de Afp es este realizado por la americana Ap. En este caso las fotos son menos útiles para nuestros artículos. Son fotos actuales con la foto antigua montada en un caballete en el lugar donde se tiró. Solamente es publicable si tenemos la foto de archivo original como hace Afp y nos sobra el caballete en la foto actual.

Este montaje resulta parecido a la muestra de Centelles que se puede ver estos días en Barcelona. A pesar de ser menos útiles para el editor y las páginas del periódico, me parecen muy curiosas y os las muestro a continuación.

  

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PICTURE PACKAGE OF NINE PHOTOS SHOWING THE SITUATION ON HISTORIC SPOTS IN BERLIN - 20 YEARS AFTER THE FALL OF THE WALL -  - Photo taken Oct. 26, 2009 near the Reichstag in Berlin shows a photo of Berlin children playing on the remains of the Berlin Wall near West Berlin's Reichstag building, Feb. 20, 1990, where East German border troops began tearing down the wall. An Associated Press archive photo set in the same location to mark the 20 year anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall. (AP Photo/Franka Bruns)

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PICTURE PACKAGE OF NINE PHOTOS SHOWING THE SITUATION ON HISTORIC SPOTS IN BERLIN - 20 YEARS AFTER THE FALL OF THE WALL -  - Photo taken Oct. 31, 2009 at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, and displaying a photo of Reverend Martin Luther King, American civil rights leader, invited to Berlin by West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt, as he visits on September 13, 1964 the red wall at the border Potsdamer Platz. An Associated Press archive photo set in the same location to mark the 20 year anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall. (AP Photo/Franka Bruns)

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PICTURE PACKAGE OF NINE PHOTOS SHOWING THE SITUATION ON HISTORIC SPOTS IN BERLIN - 20 YEARS AFTER THE FALL OF THE WALL -  - Photo taken Nov. 1, 2009 at former border crossing at Heinrich-Heine-Strasse in Berlin shows a photo of US President Richard Nixon looking across the communist wall into East Germany, from West Berlin, on Feb. 27, 1969, during his stay in the divided city. Then German Chancellor Kurt Kiesinger is seen behind Nixon. An Associated Press archive photo set in the same location to mark the 20 year anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall.  (AP Photo/Franka Bruns)

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PICTURE PACKAGE OF NINE PHOTOS SHOWING THE SITUATION ON HISTORIC SPOTS IN BERLIN - 20 YEARS AFTER THE FALL OF THE WALL -  - In this photo taken Oct. 26, 2009, at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin,  shows a photo of Checkpoint Charlie as US President John F. Kennedy standing on an observation platform, as he looks into East Berlin on June 26, 1963 across the Communist Berlin Wall that divided the German city.  An AP archive photo set in the same location to mark the 20 year anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall.  (AP Photo/Franka Bruns)

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PICTURE PACKAGE OF NINE PHOTOS SHOWING THE SITUATION ON HISTORIC SPOTS IN BERLIN - 20 YEARS AFTER THE FALL OF THE WALL -  - Photo taken Oct. 26, 2009 near the Reichstag in Berlin shows a photo of Germans from East and West standing on the Berlin Wall in front of the the Reichstag Building on Nov.  10, 1989, photo, one day after the wall opened. An Associated Press archive photo set in the same location to mark the 20 year anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall.  (AP Photo/Franka Bruns)
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PICTURE PACKAGE OF NINE PHOTOS SHOWING THE SITUATION ON HISTORIC SPOTS IN BERLIN - 20 YEARS AFTER THE FALL OF THE WALL -  - Photo taken Oct. 26, 2009 at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin shows a photo of Checkpoint Charlie as he it is visited by US President John F Kennedy on June 26, 1963.  An Associated Press archive photo set in the same location to mark the 20 year anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall. (AP Photo/Franka Bruns)
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PICTURE PACKAGE OF NINE PHOTOS SHOWING THE SITUATION ON HISTORIC SPOTS IN BERLIN - 20 YEARS AFTER THE FALL OF THE WALL -  - Photo taken Oct. 31, 2009 at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin shows a photo of U.S. President Ronald Reagan acknowledging the crowd after his speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin,  where he said "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! ", on June 12, 1987. An Associated Press archive photo set in the same location to mark the 20 year anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall. (AP Photo/Franka Bruns)
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PICTURE PACKAGE OF NINE PHOTOS SHOWING THE SITUATION ON HISTORIC SPOTS IN BERLIN - 20 YEARS AFTER THE FALL OF THE WALL -- Photo taken Oct. 31, 2009 at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin shows a photo of then Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter pointing toward East Berlin and the wall during a visit on May 20, 1973 in West Berlin. An Associated Press archive photo set in the same location to mark the 20 year anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall. (AP Photo/Franka Bruns)
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PICTURE PACKAGE OF NINE PHOTOS SHOWING THE SITUATION ON HISTORIC SPOTS IN BERLIN - 20 YEARS AFTER THE FALL OF THE WALL -  - Photo taken at Bernauer Strasse 48 in Berlin, on Nov. 1, 2009 shows a photo of the spot as Eunice Kennedy Shriver, President Kennedy's sister, bends over as she places a wreath at the West Berlin memorial for Ida Siekmann on June 26, 1963. The memorial was for the elderly woman who jumped to her death from teh building at right in an effort to escape from East Berlin.  An Associated Press archive photo set in the same location to mark the 20 year anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall. (AP Photo/Franka Bruns)
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DPA004. BERLÍN (ALEMANIA). 07/11/09.- Combo de dos imágenes, una de ellas de archivo fechada en 1989, donde se observa el Muro de Berlín a la altura de la Puerta de Brandenburgo (arriba), mientras que la otra, tomada hoy, sábado, 07 de noviembre de 2009, muestra fichas de dominó pintadas que se han colocado en el lugar donde antes se levantaba el muro. Algunas de estas 1.000 fichas han sido colocadas entre el edificio del Reichstagh, la Puerta de Branderburgo y la Plaza Postdam, y serán tiradas simbólicamente a lo largo de dos kilómetros el próximo lunes 09, a las 08.00 horas de la mañana (hora local), para celebrar el 20 aniversario de la caída del Muro de Berlín. EFE/Wolfgang Kumm

Hoy ha llegado este solitario combo de Efe con una comparativa parecida a las que Afp envió hace ya unos días. Tal vez mañana llegen más imágenes del mismo tipo de esta agencia. Si esto ocurre las iré incluyendo al post.