Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Daily SHOOT! - The Berlin Wall

What is Left of the Berlin Wall, originally uploaded by tgtwb.

After i shot this picture (taken near Checkpoint Charlie), i realised that there are other places around Berlin where the wall still stands proud, masked by pretty and tasteful graffitis. This is a little dodgy... but it is still what remains of the Berlin Wall.

Who doesn't know why the Berlin Wall was constructed? Its politics of course!

For more than 25 years, the famous wall separates West Germany (Soviet Sector) from East Germany, with the latter being further separated in British Sector, American Sector and the French Sector. It was reported that more than 200 people were killed while trying to cross the Wall into West Berlin.

The Wall finally came down in 1989 and since its fall, Germans have been chipping off parts of the wall for all kinds of reasons including as souvenirs. Some even sold bits and pieces of concrete, citing it as "remnants of the Berlin Wall" ... God knows its authenticity really (probably just a chip of his bedroom wall...).

When you visit Germany, do not miss Berlin. Its constantly on the move, constantly developing... TTT were there in 2005. Who knows what Berlin will look like 5... maybe 10 years down the road.

That is what we love about charming Berlin :)


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