Die Mauer


The 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall is coming up soon and everyone is celebrating. They had these "walls" up at the Tempelhoffer shopping center. These were painted by school kids and they even had walls up that patrons could add to. I think it's a really nice idea.

My husband was in university when the wall came down. That night he had been studying for a big test at the library. When he came out, the streets were flooded with Trabbis (those East German cars) and he had no idea what was going on. How exciting to be a part of history!

8 comments:

Hilda said...

Finally caught up with your blog. Thanks so much for the German tour! Love the church especially! But this one is wonderful too. Colorful and meaningful. And I agree with you that giving customers the chance to write their own message is a great idea.

Leif Hagen said...

Diese Woche ist Deutsche Woche! Great wall photo today! I remember crossing into East Berlin a few times before the wall was torn down. One time, some East German police took me aside and questioned me - I'm such a shady looking guy - ha!

B SQUARED said...

I remember when the wall went up. Now, it has been 20 years since it has been down. Scary.

Jacob said...

I, too, like B Squared, remember the building of the wall. The school kids did a good job from the looks of it, and I like the "writing on the wall" idea!

Your husband must have very vivid memories of that special time!

Very interesting post, Halcyon!

Lois said...

I can't believe it's been 20 years! By the way, I know you are involved in theatre so I just have to tell you about something exciting that happened to me this week. I work at FSU and Sir Ian McKellan has been here doing acting workshops with our theatre students and I actually got to see him in the hallway outside my office not once but twice this week. It was so exciting! Unfortunately, we had been told ahead of his visit not to take his picture so I didn't. I would have loved to have one for my blog :(

Halcyon said...

Lois: That is exciting!! Both for you and those lucky students. I'd love to do a workshop with someone like Ian McKellan. The most famous dude I've worked with is Rus Blackwell. He does a lot of work here at New Stage. One of his recent roles was Cate Blanchett's husband in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

cieldequimper said...

Meine Mutter stammt aus Ostdeutschland, ihre Schwester, ihre Eltern und sie sind vor dem Mauerbau in den Westen geflohen. Die Geschichte der DDR Jahre bis zu der Flucht kenne ich auswendig so dass mir die Tränen kamen, als ich zum 1. Mal in Berlin war obwohl die Mauer schon lange nicht mehr da war und obwohl ich schon öfter in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern war. Finde es gut, dass die Berliner sich auch so erinnern können. Cool post!

Vogon Poet said...

I only saw that in TV, but it's still fresh in my memory with all those events of that end of the year 1989!