The informative book by Marco Zerwas on the history of the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz (2015) has as a narrative perspective & vanishing point the strange and seemingly untimely rebuilding of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial at Deutsches Eck in 1992. In addition, he is always able to show the importance of tourism and trade motives.
Lost my way in the fog when I went for a walk from the rehab center. Landed where? Deep down in the pitiful first German-romantic, then Wilhelmine national history.
An identitarian day nightmare.
Image: Kaiser Wilhelm Denkmal in Bad Oeynhausen. Alle Rechte vorbehalten (C) der Autor
(ursprünglich auf Instagram am 12. November 2017)