The Falkplatz in Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg is spanned by the Gleimstr. and the Schwedter Str. - In 1995 on this place a big sundial was built:
In September 1995 the sundial was completed. It was called "living sundial" because it was planned to replace the clay stones regulary when they are destroyed and to add some green to the outside wall of the clock. In December 1995 the clock got a special price of the local environmental administration.
An allsky panorama of the Falkplatz with the "Living Sundial" rests within the archive of the Wilhelm Foerster Observatory with planetarium at the Insulaner in Berlin after a lecture last summer. (By nice and persistent request it might be possible the get a presentation of this panorama.)
This sundial was deconstructed at the end of 2002 or at the beginning of 2003:
Before March 2003 both totem and gnonom were removed, where the gnonom was totally digged out and the totem only was cut down. Motivations for this might had been "security reasons", because the sundial was close to a childrens playground and to climb onto the gnonom and falling down onto the wall might had been dangerous. So from this sundial only the wall spiral and the clay stones remained. A planned greening of the outside of the spiral never happened.
The photo above of the dead "Living Sundial" is referencing to a larger version of same photo (228kB JPEG), while the two detail pictures of some of the clay stones of the wall spiral are referencing to different pictures (like on the page of the Falkplatz sundial). It might be the future of this sundial that it will never be reconstructed and will be removed someday.
Next to the Falkplatz is the Max-Schmeling-Halle sports hall, the Siegfried-Jahn-Stadion football and athletics stadium, and the Gleim tunnel - connected railway bridges over the Gleimstr. forming a tunnel which was closed at the times of the wall (Mauer). The Falkplatz was near the former wall area, where today a park is remembering the past, therefore called Mauerpark.
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