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Dropping Knowledge - Table of Free Voices

Bebelsplatz - Berlin Mitte, Germany

September 9, 2006 - 15:28 UTC

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On September 9, 2006, 112 visionary thinkers from all over the world came together at the "Table of Free Voices" - the world´s largest table on the Bebelsplatz in Berlin/Germany, arranged by dropping knowledge - to answer simultaneously 100 selected questions.

For more information visit http://www.droppingknowledge.org

The Bebelsplatz is one of Berlin´s famous places. The Place is located in the center of Berlin at the boulevard "Unter den Linden", opposite to the Humboldt University. Originally concipated in the 18th century by Friedrich II. as Prussian representation square it is surrounded by the St. Hedwigs Cathedral, the opera "Staatsoper unter den Linden" and the old Royal library.

The Bebelplatz was often renamed since his beginnings, first known as "Forum Fridericianum", later called Opera Place (Opernplatz) it was renamed 1947 after August Bebel - co-founder of the social-democratic labour party.

On May 10, 1933 it became the scene of a dark chapter of recent German history: the book burning initiated by the Nazis, when under the jubilation of the crowd incited students threw 20.000 books of "un-German" authors into the flames of the stake.

Today the monument "versunkene Bibliothek" ("sunken library") of the Israeli artist Micha Ullman reminds of the book burning in the center of the square. An underground room of 50 square meters is filled with empty white shelves and can only be seen by a glass base plate in the center of the Bebelplatz. 20,000 books would find place in the shelves.
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Location

Europe / Germany

Lat: 52° 30' 59.26" N
Long: 13° 23' 39.5" E

Elevation: 41m

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Nikon D70, Nikkor 10.5mm, Sticher 5, Photoshop CS2, ClickHere's CubicConverter
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