Instagramming the Berlin Wall

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Remnants of the Berlin Wall are covered with peace slogans.

The last time we went to Berlin we got so caught up in the pulse of the city that we never found time to visit the Berlin Wall Memorial. We couldn’t let that stand so on the next visit we planned an outing specifically to visit this huge open air art museum along the river. And it gave us an opportunity to try out a proof of concept for a new blog article using the iPhone and Instagram for the photos.

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Berlin Wall

The morning was gray, cold and dripping mist as we headed out for the u-bahn. Luckily it lifted slightly, leaving a moody atmosphere. The last time we had come face to face with the wall was shortly after it fell. Folks were chipping away pieces, tearing down chunks, and just hammering away at this relic of the Cold War. The section of wall we visited on this day, however, had been purposely kept intact, graffiti and all. The wall pieces that had been facing the former East had been, of course, clean and white. Artists were invited to come and leave their impressions. It provided for a nice morning walk along the river with some thought provoking images to give us pause. The iPhone did a decent job of capturing the images and the mood of the day. Enjoy.

Berlin Wall

 

Berlin Wall

 

Berlin Wall

 

Berlin Wall

 

Berlin Wall

 

 Berlin Wall

 

Berlin Wall

 

Berlin Wall

 

Berlin Wall

 

Berlin Wall

 

Berlin Wall

 

Berlin Wall

 

 Berlin Wall

 

 Berlin Wall

 

Berlin Wall

 

Berlin Wall

 

Berlin Wall

 

Berlin Wall

 

Have you been to Berlin lately?  Have you been to the Berlin Wall Memorial?  They are talking about tearing it down in order to provide more construction space.  I hope this doesn’t happen, but progress usually wins out.

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Corinne Vail is a world traveler, writer, photographer, speaker, and teacher. Looking for the quirky and unusual as well as the best food around the world, she has traveled all her life. She’s lived in Turkey, England, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and the Netherlands and visited over 90 countries with her family. Learn more about Corinne and Reflections Enroute on the About page.

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8 Comments

  1. I liked the “2012-5-14” above the forbidden sign! These are amazing, Corinne. I drifted off which each one for a few to see what message I could capture. The bunny sitting in the rocking chair with the wall outside and the huge man having supposedly just lept over the wall are my favorites of this group! 🙂

    1. The Berlin Wall is a sobering reminder of the Cold War, and Jim and I were lucky enough to live in Germany when the wall fell. I will probably write more about our own adventures soon. I really like the man jumping too. Thanks, Mike

  2. I really can’t believe they are thinking of tearing it down! I’ve never had the chance to visit Berlin but the history in the wall (and all that beautiful artwork) is such a big part of German culture. Can’t wait to see it foruself one day 🙂

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