The Ruins of the Anhalter Bahnhof [train station] (1962)
This photograph shows the north side of the Anhalter train station on Askanischen Platz in Berlin, near Potsdamer Platz. The “Anhalter” or “the gate in the blue distance,” as it was often referred to colloquially, was inaugurated in 1880 as the Berlin-Anhaltischer Railway by Kaiser Wilhelm I (1797-1888) and Otto von Bismarck (1815-1888). It was razed during the air bombings and to this day only the portico and a piece of the front façade remain.
Berlin, 1962. Print from original negative.