Once a meaningful and historic spot, the East Side Gallery murals have become overrun with graffiti in the last few years. It’s very difficult in many cases to determine what the original artwork was beneath all the tagging and signatures.
Even the sign asking visitors to “please respect this historic work of art” had graffiti on it. Supposedly this area was restored just five years ago, but some of the more famous sections were barely recognizable. Eric did manage to get a few photos of the less disturbed work, but ultimately we left disappointed and saddened.
It’s really too bad that people feel the need to leave their mark here in such a destructive way.