Ich bin ein Berliner

“I am a Berliner.” That was President Kennedy’s [famous line](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ich_bin_ein_Berliner).
Well, today I finally got to see what’s left of the Berlin Wall. I was a kid when it was knocked down, but it was a world event I was aware of.
Here are other pieces of walls:
P1040879.JPG Looks like German Romeo and Juliet (East and West) to me P1040881.JPG
Reminded me of Romeo and Juliet, while probably symbolising the yearning of the east and the west to meet once again.
Berlin wall remains - with BMW car rim
This is the remains of the wall. I purposely took it like this, with the rim of a BMW car driving over it – showing how there’s been prosperity and progress since the wall was torn down.
Checkpoint Charlie Made it to Checkpoint Charlie with guard actors who were hilarious. Another guard pretended to check other tourists’ passports and declare them invalid.
As I explored the vicinity, I wondered how many people died trying to get to the other side. How times have changed. We should be thankful for it.


  1. leesin

    hey that’s done by OMA aka Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Same folks that did CCTV in Beijing.

  2. David Ould

    hi Vanessa!
    Glad you enjoyed Berlin! I got to go as a 17 year old just a few months after the Wall came down and it was an exciting place to be!
    Still have a huge chunk of wall on my desk, with a piece of reinforcing steel rod going through it, as a paperweight.
    Did you get to go up the Alexanderturm?

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