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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

9 Comments:

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...

W

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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