November 9, 1989: Down Came the Wall

| November 8, 2014

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. The wall came down on the 9th of November, 1989 with the whole world watching. Back in early 2005 and again in late 2012, I visited Berlin. Fortunately, the Wall that I saw was in pieces; no longer a barrier, it was covered in street artwork. Here are some photos from those visits.

2005

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This is one of my favorite photos because my then-5-year-old ran around on the Wall, free, with no idea what it symbolized.

2012

2012

But she did learn a bit about it outside of Checkpoint Charlie.

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Which apparently was exhausting…

2012

2012

 

How do I talk to my little one about the history of Germany?

 

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Category: Europe, Germany, Photo Gallery, Travel, Uncategorized

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Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of dread. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking about her next trip.

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