This project documents a small piece of Berlin history that is unfortunately fading away: the entrances of some buildings in Berlin Mitte. The use of the fish-eye - with its geometric distortion, expansive perspective, and all-in-focus rendition - was used to convey the feeling of being "inside" each entryway rather than "in front of" it. One of these entryways changed almost immediately after the project started, the others have an uncertain future. As of 2021, at least 30% of the entryways shown are no longer there.
Most of the entrances represent in their own right a bridge across two cultures. The latter are not geographically distinct, as in other cross-cultural projects I worked on, as they share the same identical territory: they are instead temporally and hence historically distinct. The powerful message that these entryways transmit is also amplified by today's mostly bourgeois surroundings.