Sunday, November 9, 2014

NaBloPoMo: Fall of the Wall

November 9th, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, although the demolation did not begin until Summer 1990 (and was not completed until 1992). I've written previously (here and here) about my family's trip to Berlin and the Wall in March 1988 (my brother had turned 16 in January; I turned 12 in February).  I don't remember how long we stayed in Berlin, but given that it was about 400 miles away from where we were living, I'm sure we were in the area at least for a day or two.

The following photographs were taken during our trip.

a monument to Heinz Sokolowski, who
was shot and killed by an East German
guard while trying to escape 
Justin in front of the Berlin Wall
me at Potsdamer Platz, in front of the Berlin Wall
at Potsdamer Platz, looking across No Man's Land
into East Berlin
from the West Berlin side, looking at Brandenburg Gate
(The sign says, "You're now leaving West Berlin.")

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