Sunday, December 6, 2009

East Germany's little green man makes a name for himself in the West

The Times, December 4
Author: Michael Binyon

For almost 50 years the Ampelmännchen, East Germany’s traffic light symbol, has been telling pedestrians when to cross the road. More human, more chirpy than the green man on Western pedestrian lights, he is East Germany’s most popular and enduring survivor, one of the few symbols of the old communist state to resist the tide of German unification and to make a name for himself in the West.

[Something a little fun, for a change; there is a picture with the full article. -MH]

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