Audi A1: city slacker
There’s been plenty of hype around Audi’s A1, not a little of it coming from Audi itself. We take the new city runabout for a spin in Berlin
Posted: 03 Sep 2010
On then, across the River Spree to the East Side Gallery, a length of the wall that's now been repurposed as a more organised art canvas than the graffiti of old. But there's enough spray-paint round the edges to give a flavour. What it doesn't manage to impart is the feeling of dread that must have been engendered by the no-man's-land that lay behind it, overseen by watchtowers and razor wire and machine guns. I remember still the shiver that ran up my spine seeing the border from the Western side in a school trip one foggy day in the Cold War era, and then, in 1989, just after the iron curtain fell, watching the easterners incredulously crossing the border over and over again, just because they could.