2014/11/10

Fall of the Wall 25 years

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This weekend Berlin celebrated the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago.

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We walked from Friedrichshain to Kreuzberg to meet friends. A walk you couldn't take when the wall was there.

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Johan and I had a balloon to release later in the evening.

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Such a beautiful and touching installation.

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We spent the evening at Engelbecken.

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This is Christopher, he and his brother are the brains behind this idea.

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I remember November 9 1989 so well. It feels like such a long time ago but at the same time so recently.

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Every balloon had a tag attached to it with a message.

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And boom, the balloons were released and flew away!

Cheers to freedom!

15 comments:

  1. Schön, dass du mich fotografisch mitgenommen hast! Ich kenne Berlin nur ohne Mauer, aber mein Mann kam nach Berlin, als die Mauer damals gebaut wurde und konnte die Konsequenzen selbst erleben...
    Cheers to freedom - so wahr!
    GLG
    Astrid

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  2. Wow, tolle Bilder! Und wie wundervoll, dass Ihr Ballonpaten ward! Ich habe nur die Bilder im Fernsehen und bei Instagram gesehen und das hat mir schon die Gänsehaut über den Körper gejagt. Ich kenne Berlin auch nur ohne Mauer und die Visualisierung durch die Leuchten macht es für mich nur noch schwerer vorstellbar, wie das wohl war damals. Bleibt zu hoffen, das so etwas nie mehr passiert...

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  3. Thank you for tis amazingly beautiful post. I would have loved to be there as well and now it feels a little bit like that.

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  4. Wow, what an incredible experience! It must have been amazing to be there during this time - my family still lives in Berlin and their photos and stories of the night were fantastic.

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

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  5. Great report, I remember the wall and soldiers watching the border, as kid going to GDR in summer for holidays, we appreciate democracy a lot, as we lived in the same regime here (ex Czechoslovakia).

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  6. i had to think of you
    while watching the celebration on the tv
    it must have been a great day
    as it was 25 years ago

    Patrice A.

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  7. I read about the project. Kinda hoped you would take/share pictures :)

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  8. Love the photos, give peace a chance !

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  9. fascinating installation!!

    guess it was an amazing happening, when the lights were spreaded??

    ciao, yours, A.

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  10. I've been there in 1988 and it was so strange and sad walking along that wall
    I've been back with my kids 3 years ago oh so different... I love Berlin and your blog as well
    ciao
    Cristina

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  11. We were their and it was amazing, such a fantastic feeling to be their.
    It was third time and we have totally lost our hearts to Berlin :)

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  12. Thank you for showing us the beautiful effect of liberation. I just today saw this film, "Walled in", a 3D documentation reconstructing the inner-German border
    http://www.dw.de/popups/mediaplayer/mediaId_4418618
    I'm so glad the world is changing, and that you are hear to show us so many things.

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  13. Great photos, great project! The only thing I can't stand is the building investors built tearing down a piece of East Side Gallery.

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