A history in writing
Now barely legible, hand-painted lettering can still be seen on a handful of Berlin's old facades.
Providing clues as to the small businesses that once operated in what, today, constitute some the city's most desirable residences, these old advertisements are a poignant insight into the past.
Most examples are located in the former East, particularly in Prenzlauer Berg, where they remained undisturbed until the fall of the Wall.
Now, however, these fragments of written history are fast disappearing as once-crumbling buildings are renovated and repainted.
Look out for them while you still can.
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