Berlin ASA 1965-1968
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As Berlin changed month by month, and year by year, there was nowhere for the city to grow in width and breadth. Not until the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 did the architects' fingers spread out into the far reaches of East Berlin and points beyond.
Because West Berlin was closed to the remainder of the free world and could
Berlin's Funkturm, (radio tower), was a great tourist attraction and possibly Germany's version of the Eifel Tower?
Ron's always smiling
The S Bahn, above right, was Berlin's overhead rail system. The U Bahn was the underground system. ASA personnel were not allowed to ride certain trains because they went through East Berlin, and some to Potsdam. One idiot ASA guy tried using a fake I.D. to visit East Berlin in 1967. They kept him there for four months until the bargaining price came down to $4,000 for his return.
Another favorite thing to do on those rare sunshine days was head to the Berlin's Lake Wannsee and drink, drink, drink! After seeing these guys almost every day for three years I should remember all their names. I don't! This was after pulling a mid shift.
Sunshine and clear days were rare, as mentioned before.
The old guard shack, about the size of a deuce and a half,
was located at this spot from where I took this photograph
over the Grunewald looking west, where you can see Lake Wannsee in the upper left background. The left foreground
is where Berliners would ski at night during the winter,
for a 20 pfennig per ride lift ticket.
In the above photo I never could quite figure out if it was the USA Air Force, or the Brits,
Another photograph of the Funkturm and Berlin at night from The Hill. This was