Museum of Language & Place


A sign next to it, with lines telling of the past. One of the renovated buildings, to the right. Behind it, an ugly glass square that probably dates back to the DDR times. And a message in the background, painted on a wall. Not an advertising, but a political statement.

    Real Life – a manual.
    You shall / not
    .. burn your passport
    .. destroy geography
    .. deny citizenship
    .. ignore continents
    .. separate yourself

Dorothee Lang, in East West Real Life. “On a short trip to Leipzig, a recollection of the first time I traveled to East Germany.”