Hello, my name is Liudmila. I was born in Lithuania, have family roots in Russia, but now I live in Norway:) I can't tell anything astonishing about myself... I'm not registered in the Guinness Book of Records, haven't invented the bicycle and wasn't elected as a president :D I'm an ordirary person with simple hobbies - love travelling, reading books, meeting my friends, I just love life as it is, with all advantages and disadvantages. I just have an interesting hobby - I collect bookmarks :) I'm a passionate bookmark collector and hope to find more collectors, exchange bookmarks with them, show my collection to others and have a look at other collections :) You can contact me, if you're interested in bookmark exchange :) Hope to find friends from all over the world :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Tradicional ampelmann - traffic lights men from Berlin

Bookmark with lenticular changing image.

  The bookmark is interesting beacause it is a hologram (or how it is called) - changing the angle of angle of vision changes the image. Permission to cross the street is the permission to read. When the red man appears - please be so kind, take a break :)

 Ampelmännchen is the symbolic person shown on traffic lights at pedestrian crossings in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR - East Germany). Prior to the German reunification in 1990, the two German states had different forms for the Ampelmännchen, with a generic human figure in West Germany, and a generally male figure wearing a hat in the east.

The Ampelmännchen is a beloved symbol in Eastern Germany, "enjoy[ing] the privileged status of being one of the few features of communist East Germany to have survived the end of the Iron Curtain with his popularity unscathed."After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Ampelmännchen acquired cult status and became a popular souvenir item in the tourism business. More...

Thank you very much for this bookmark, Simona :)


  1. Wonderful bookmark - I like your blog and I like Berlin and Köln -

    Thanks for this nice blog

    Liebe Grüße Heidrun

    1. Thank you for coming to my blog :)and thanks for the compliments, I am pleased to :)
      This bookmark I was looking for two years, I am very pleased to finally I have it :)

      Liebe Grüße ;)