From Space, you can still see the division between East and West Germany due to different light bulbs.
Berlin, as you may know, is my favorite city I’ve ever been to. It’s the only place where I’ve been engrossed by its history (I’m not a history guy,) so this image fascinates me.
Since West Berlin is home to most of the commercial and shopping districts, they’ve fully converted to the more modern electric lighting.
According to The Telegraph:
Nearly a fifth of the street lights in the German capital are gas-powered, yielding a softer illumination. City authorities plan to replace these lights with electric lamps to reduce energy consumption.
Frankly, I wish East Berlin would stick with the more classic gas lamps – it gives that part of town a more authentic feel.