Alex Roque

Writer By Night

Wandering Wednesday – The Berlin Wall

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“The greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine.” — David Bowie

My first trip to Germany, I happened to be there during the 20th anniversary since the wall had come down, so there was a lot going on surrounding the history and celebrating it.

Our first stop was to what remained of the wall, a gallery of art painted on the remains of the wall in 1990. I actually just read, while looking up information on this, that they are destroying a section of it for luxury apartments. So sad. :(

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Since we were there during the 20th anniversary, the art was cleaned up.

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We went to what is left of Checkpoint Charlie

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In places throughout the city there are bricks to show where the wall once stood. This one is near Checkpoint Charlie.

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Usually just one wall is shown, except in Potsdamer Platz, where they show both.

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I leave you with one of my favorite pieces from The East Side Gallery

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Sorry for the short post today, things are a little hectic as I get ready for my STAYCATION WOOO. <3

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