Divided. oc. The division of East and West Berlin is still visible today from space due to the different types of streetlamps used on each side. After the Cold
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The division of East and West Berlin is still visible today
from space due to the different types of streetlamps used
on each side. After the Cold War, West Berlin became
more "modernized" and changed their streetlamps to
electric lamps that gave off white light. East Berlin,
however, continued to use streetlamps that
gave off a .
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Submitted: 12/26/2013
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User avatar #1 - civilizedwasteland (12/26/2013) [+] (7 replies)
Gas powered street lamps?
That has to be fucking expensive
#6 - beerholder (12/27/2013) [+] (10 replies)
bullshit. Eastern countries use sodium-vapor lamps that emit orange-yellowish light. That is because they produce less light pollution.
User avatar #11 - shorea (12/27/2013) [-]
OC my ass.
#19 - michaelpayne (12/27/2013) [-]
mfw reading desciption
#15 - jvcjvc (12/27/2013) [-]
How fucking dare you
#16 - arandomanon ONLINE (12/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Thumbed down for description. Still, It was a good laugh.
Thumbed down for description. Still, It was a good laugh.
#33 - anonymous (12/27/2013) [-]
From a guidebook about my village;

"In 1863 a gas manufacturing plant was built in Gas Lane, at Gas
House, which supplied gas to Hinton House and the rest of the
village. As a result, Hinton became the first gaslit village in England."

#32 - yetaxaa (12/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
gas powered street lights you say...?
#13 - kanedam ONLINE (12/27/2013) [-]
thats some straneg bullshit i read...
#29 - davidteninch (12/27/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Why would West Berlin become more modernized AFTER the Cold War? East Berlin and East Germany were the ones lagging behind from the backwards Soviet economy.

Either the person writing the description doesn't know history or doesn't know the Cold War isn't the same as WWII.
User avatar #34 to #29 - howunexpected (12/27/2013) [-]
The gas lamps were only removed after the Cold War, as it was incredibly difficult to get any modern technology into either side of the city
Berlin, as a whole, was surrounded by East Germany. The communists made it hard to get any construction equipment into the capitalist side of the city
User avatar #24 - deathdiedead (12/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Don't think so....

Maybe High Pressure Sodium on the right (yellow) and Metal Halide on the left (white). Both electric.
#56 - konradkurze (01/04/2014) [-]
as an East German, i approve of this post

#45 - makutasfinest (12/27/2013) [-]
All I could think of,
User avatar #37 - kingdork (12/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Gas powered bulbs. You mean, those things America abandoned in the 1910s? God damn Europe sucks!
User avatar #46 to #37 - Lambda (12/27/2013) [-]
My town still uses gas streetlights in places. Most of them are electric, but there are many streets lit entirely by gas. Sometimes it's preferable just to use already-in-place infrastructure rather than upgrade. The gas lines being already in place, and also used to supply homes.
User avatar #27 - mystogan (12/27/2013) [-]
i thought i was looking at a cracked or broken glass before i realized it was a city.
#26 - googa (12/27/2013) [-]
I'm disappointed that I won't live to see the day where humans can fly with minimal assistance at night. That view always makes me feel euphoric yet depressed that I cannot experience it.
#25 - anonymous (12/27/2013) [+] (3 replies)
So West Berlin were the smart ones and East Berlin was stupid. Cool.
#36 to #25 - anonymous (12/27/2013) [-]
Modernizing is the right thing to do in those kinds of situations.
User avatar #23 - zombra (12/27/2013) [-]
Looks like shattered glass
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