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Monday, November 09, 2009

Mauerfall Berlin - The fall of the wall

Twenty years ago today, the function of Berlin Wall ended. I post this modest commemoration using pictures that I took in Berlin when I visited the city in February 2005. You can see more about this event on the blog of Entartete Musik.

A remnant of the Berlin Wall as it stands today, now a national monument

Graffiti artists risked their lives painting the wall.
The graffiti are now preserved as a cultural heritage.

Check-point Charlie. The border post hut is a replica, the original was destroyed

The Tiergarten in the snow, February 2005
Reichstag (German Government building)

Brandenburger Tor from the Reichstag

Brandenburger Tor looking resplendent, floodlit after restoration in 2005


Blogger willow said...

I happened to be in Warsaw, Poland on this day, 20 years ago. I will never forget the electricity of euphoria in the air.

2:35 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Jenny visited Berlin just after the wall came down and she has a bit of it as a souvenir.

7:04 pm  
Blogger simon said...

hey mate- where the heck are you? one minute i thinkyou are in Vienna, then Berlin, then you are having a beer with Worzel... man you get around.!!

9:41 pm  
Blogger donsands said...

"The border post hut is a replica"

I wonder if that was the one in the film: "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold", with Richard Burton?

Nice post. Nice to commemorate such a great day, and immense achievement.

1:04 am  
Anonymous May said...

Simon: I, too, ask myself the same question. It is impossible to visit our Maalie at his home.

7:50 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Simon and May: you have to pin him down and force the information out of him. "When are you going to be home".

6:47 am  
Blogger TCA said...

...or invite him round to yours for a slap up meal, a few beers and a dram - that seems to work... keeping one of his grandchildren hostage helps too...


5:26 pm  
Anonymous May said...

Thank you for the tips!

7:34 pm  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

How their lives have change. These pics were a great reminder of that historic day.

8:31 pm  

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