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.
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.
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.