back from chilly and gray Berlin, Germany…

“Quand la dictature est un fait, la révolution est un devoir et un droit!” – “Whenever a dictatorship is a fact, revolution is a duty and a right!”(Victor Hugo)

3 decades ago, the infamous Berlin wall was about to fall…

my virtual playground

N.B. Even though, I’d been to several German cities, I did hesitate to visit Berlin – the main reason being its sadly famous “wall”; this time, I accepted the kind invitation of a couple of “old” French-German friends to celebrate their wedding anniversary… ❤

Among all its famous monuments like museum island, Alexanderplatz, the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz, etc, what has deeply impressed me is definitely “THE Wall of shame” – devastating symbol of the communist régime and dictatorship, which split Berlin in 2 – THE same country, same people, same language, same culture – same everything… around 160 km, the Berlin Wall Trail traces the course of the former GDR(German “Democratic” Republic) border fortifications, encircling West Berlin; in most sections, it runs along the former patrol road, used by customs officers in the West area and GDR border troops for their own patrols.

Between 1961 and 1989, lots…

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Posted on 8 November 2019, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. A nice tribute to Berlin, and the history it holds. Right now, I am stuck in the grey and cold Czech republic… what I wouldn’t do for a beach and warm weather! 🙂

    • been to Prague twice, but in May and September; I suggest you fly to any Canary island(there are 8!) and the weather is fine all year long… 🙂

      • The Canary Island are now on my list! 🙂 Cheers to a great Sunday!

        • I love Spain – in general and las Canarias, in particular; I visited them all, my favourite ones being Lanzarote & La Palma; if you have some spare minutes, you’ll find them thru my virtual playground, along with Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, la Gomera, El Hierro & La Graciosa… have a great week – olé! 🙂

  2. DeAnna is visiting a friend in Munch for a few days. She’s on her way now. I would like to see “the wall of shame”, too.

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