Photographer's Note

This is not a giant replica of Mick Jagger's lips, but rather a pregnant oyster.

Or at least, this is how berliners called their Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures), an art institution presenting exhibitions on global cultures and non-European avant-garde art, through films, theatre, dance performances, lectures, concerts and congresses.


Very Interesting! From Wikipedia:

It was formerly known as the Kongresshalle, a gift from the United States, designed in 1957 by the American architect Hugh Stubbins Jr. as a part of the Interbau exhibition. John F. Kennedy spoke here during his June 1963 visit to West Berlin.

On May 21, 1980 the roof collapsed killing one and injuring numerous people. The design was simply too daring for knowledge in engineering of that time. The hall has been rebuilt in its original style and reopened in 1987 at the 750 years jubilee of Berlin.

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