Description Watercolor, 11 x 15. The Oberbaum Bridge is a ruddy-colored Gothic brick style, double-deck bridge crossing Berlin's River Spree. It was divided by the Berlin Wall, south of the river was East Berlin and north side was West Berlin and the bridge has become an important symbol of Berlins unity. The lower deck of the bridge is for road and the upper deck of the bridge is for Berlin inner-city railway network, U-Bahn line.The original bridge was built in 1732 and had been modified greatly by1879. When the Berlin Wall was built in 1961 the bridge became part of East Berlin's border with West Berlin; as all the waters of the River Spree were in Friedrichshain, the East German fortifications extended to the shoreline on the Kreuzberg side. The West Berlin U-Bahn line was forced to terminate at Schlesisches Tor. After the opening of the Wall in 1989, and German reunification the following year, the bridge was restored to its former appearance.
Lisa Lu, State of Washington Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Lisa first started painting with color pencils at the age of 10, and she has always loved to paint ever since; it allows her to express feelings with a peaceful mind. Self-taught and self-developed in watercolor and ink painting, each of Lisa's painting is a journey to adventure. Lisa presently resides with her husband and their son in the State of Washington. She is a licensed architect, and currently works in an architecture firm, while continuing self study and painting on architecture and landscape subjects in watercolors.