Photo Friday: Straddling The Wall

The Berlin Wall – probably one of the most famous walls in the world. Parts of the wall are still standing in the city; a stark reminder of what happened. But in the areas where the wall was torn down, there is still a subtle nod to what was previously at that place, in the form of bricks in the road.

This may seem strange, but the bricks are noticeable, and form straight lines. In fact, the line of bricks traces the location of the wall when it had been standing.

Bricks in the road show where the Berlin Wall stood by Brandenburg Gate

By Brandenburg Gate

Bricks in the road show where the Berlin Wall stood by Checkpoint Charlie

By Checkpoint Charlie

I had to get a photo with one foot each side of where the wall previously stood. While I may not have actually been half in East Berlin and half in West Berlin, 30 years ago I would have been. Although, I┬ádefinitely wouldn’t have been able to get this close to the wall, let alone be half in East and half in West.

Bricks in the road show where the Berlin Wall stood by Checkpoint Charlie

One foot in the East, one foot in the West.

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3 Comments

  1. October 23, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    My sister was supposed to go to West Germany when she was in high school. As the trip approached, tensions mounted and they sent the group to France instead. I believe the wall came down around the time she was in Europe.

    • Oh wow, that’s so interesting! Sounds like it was a good idea to change to France! Although it would have been good to see the wall still standing and then revisit years later to compare.

  2. October 24, 2015 / 12:51 pm

    I agree! Although, she doesn’t have quite the same travel bug we do. I think that was the last time she traveled overseas. A full-time job, husband, 2 kids and a goat farm will do that to you!

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