I was there when the wall came down!
November 10, 1990
If you look in the middle, there I am on top of the wall at a point in front
of the Brandenberg Gate on November 10, 1990.
Pictures of a few sights in Berlin:
- Kaiser Wilhelm Church which was bombed by the allies during WWII. It still stands in its bombed-out state as a reminder of the
destruction of war.
- The Reichstag, the seat of Germany's government prior to WWII. It remained unoccupied since the division of Germany in
anticipation of reunification, when it would again become the seat of government.
- Freedom Bridge which crosses between the southwest corner of Berlin and the city of Potsdam. This is the place where East-West spy exchanges were made during the Cold War.
- Crosses next to the wall behind the Reichstag. Crosses like these could be seen at points all along the wall marking places where Easterners were killed in their attempt to escape over the wall.
- A typical guard tower. As can be seen, there actually were two walls with a 'no-man's-land' inbetween. The guard towers were
situated in this area.
- Soviet War Memorial in Treptow Park. This site, which is in the former eastern side of Berlin, is actually a cemetary for Soviet soldiers
killed in the Battle of Berlin in WWII.