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Monday, January 25, 2010

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Do you know about the ghost stations in Berlin? They were old, 30s era stations on the Berlin subway system, and when the city was divided after WWII, the ones in East Berlin got sealed off, so that if you rode on a West Berlin line that happened to cut through part of the east, you'd occasionally pass through these old, empty, unlit white tile stations with the name of the stop in old Gothic German script. I'm not sure they're there anymore, but I rode through one in 1991 or 92, and it was very spooky.

What was your favorite thing at MOMA?

To be honest, I didn't pay much attention, as I was mostly trying to keep track of Desmond, who likes to strike out on his own, and make sure we didn't displease the extremely controlling guards. What the kids liked best was a sort of spotlight that projected a red theatrical curtain against the wall. They made shadows dancing in front of it for quite a while.

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