Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin
Composed of 2,711 concrete slaps on a sloping, 5-acre site in the heart of Berlin, the Holocaust Memorial certainly gives inspires reflection upon what was perhaps the most shameful episode in European history, all the more relevant given that it happened within living memory. Deigned by Peter Eisenman, the memorial at times evokes a cemetery of anonymous graves. Completed in 2004, it is not without controversy, most notably when it was revealed that the anti-graffiti substance used to coat the slabs was manufactured by a company called Degussa, a subsidiary of which had manufactured Zyklon-B - the same substance used in the gas chambers of Auschwitz - during WWII.
Nikon D700, 50mm