aimlessly strawling around i dropped into nordbahnhof, aside of berlin wall memorial. inside the station, in the low underground hall between gartenstrasse and raillevel, is an exhibit about berlin ghost stations. nordbahnhof - "stettiner bahnhof" - used to be one of them.
other than mauer-gedenkstätte, where wall pieces were reconstructed after total removal, this space causes me very direct and depressing authentic feeling of an antihuman historical situation. it is only 2 strips in pavement, labeled with "sperrmauer" and the short factual texts and images on some simple posters and the fact, that the space seems to be unchanged after its reopening that creates an atmosphere, in which actual passing by commuters seem ghosty.