Soyuz chic

The sky was overcast but beginning to clear as we walked into the reception area at the bottom of the Fernsehturm, the famous TV tower. The tower rises in brutal Soviet modernity overlooking Alexanderplatz, the area which used to be the showcase of the DDR. An illuminated sign said that there was no view to be seen, but I thought otherwise and the girl in the ticket booth was willing to take our money.