Discussion in 'Postwar' started by Owen, Nov 9, 2009.
BBC World Service - Witness - the Berlin Wall:
It gave me the best posting I ever had and to be there when it fell topped it all.
It'll soon be 25 years since it came down.
Photo of a memorial to the Berlin Wall taken in Koblenz in 2008.
I saw remains of the wall itself in Berlin in 1992 but those photos are in the loft.
Berlin Wall Memorial Koblenz 2008 by Owen posted Nov 9, 2014 at 11:44 AM
The Wall's path rather classily laid out with illuminated balloons last night.
Looks like someone in a Cardinal's hat...
A fine thing to remember always, and especially now. Evil men and evil causes seem to be advancing everywhere at the moment (with apologists in the vanguard), but the good guys win some too.
Next month, the Berlin Wall will have been down as long as it was up
Doesn't seem like it. Time sure gets by quickly.
My youngest son finished his MBA at an international school near Frankfurt in 2007 and was very enamoured with Berlin. He managed to bring home two large pieces from the wall which he still displays prominently.
The cafe managers Italian accent made the scene even better.
We are both of that cynical age!
When asked, as I obviously did, he vouched for the authenticity and claims to have done his due diligence. Being much smarter than his father, I suspect he may not have been scammed.
Some pictures of the Berlin Wall which fell 29 years ago today.
It brought a whole new meaning of the phrase "Pick Your Own".
Amazing to think that it has now been down longer than it was up.
Starting with the border crossing Bornholmer Strasse, in Berlin, this terrible wall came down.
And eventually re-united the country.
Berlin Wall - Wikipedia
In the minds of some Germans, the wall is still there. Subject: East/West German issues
Any thoughts of folks in Europe and elsewhere?
There was a fair chunk of the Berlin Wall in one of the regimental museums I visited last year. I think it must have been the Keep Military Museum or the Cornwall Regimental Museum.
I knew I had a photo - from the Cornwall Regimental Museum in Bodmin
Soon be 30 years since it came down.
Some of the many mementos I have of that incredible day.
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