Berlin, Photo Friday

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 definitely 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 thoughts on “Photo Friday: Straddling The Wall”

  1. 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.

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