Berlin, March, 2013

Note, many of the photos for this post are contained in the posts “Shadows of the Wall,”  “East Side Gallery.” and “Bernauer Str.”  Pictures on this post are general Berlin tourism shots. March 22, 2013 Berlin, Germany Dear Friends, In sixth grade we learned about the great boulevards of Europe.  My teacher, Miss Meitzlefeld, was particularly rhapsodic about Unter den Linden in Berlin.  Walking down … Continue reading Berlin, March, 2013

Shadows of the Wall, Berlin 2013

Text for these pictures is on the post “Berlin, March, 2013”  These are pictures from the area of the old wall.  Panels of the wall have been re-erected near “Checkpoint Charlie” and feature dictators still waiting for falling.  The man balancing on the wall is in front of the Axel Springer building.  Axel Springer is one of the big newspaper companies.  Springer built his building … Continue reading Shadows of the Wall, Berlin 2013

Berlin Wall Fall (Mauerfall) 20 Years Later

  November 10, 2009 Berlin, Germany Dear Friends, It was an attempt to recapture the past, to to relive some of the joy we felt in Berlin in 1990 when we watched bulldozers open streets closed for 28 years, to recapture the joy of the final stages of the Prague’s Velvet Revolution.  It didn’t quite work for me.   It didn’t give me the emotional jolt … Continue reading Berlin Wall Fall (Mauerfall) 20 Years Later

Berlin Wall Fall (Mauerfall)

  After our 1990 trip I wrote a long letter.  These segments are from Berlin.  The pictures are scans from slides, some well faded over the years. Thursday, June 14, 1990 After lunch we crossed into East Germany. We were supposed to get a visa for East Germany at the border. The guards waved us through without stopping the car, no visa, no passport stamp. … Continue reading Berlin Wall Fall (Mauerfall)