where to begin.
After discovering as much of this city as possible in one weekend,
perhaps the best place would be 'the wall'...
still standing sporadically around town as a reminder of a city
whose very soul was divided from 1961 until 1989.
A large section of the wall still intact can be found at East Side Gallery ESG,
which currently has an exhibit...
with mural size photos of walls still standing around the world.
ESG is in the process of applying for recognition as a world heritage site with UNESCO,
in an effort to stop construction in the area.
On the other side,
the untouchable side until after the wall fell...
this 1.3 km long section of the original 155 km,
surrounding West Berlin,
makes up the worlds largest open air gallery...
and portrays the 'will of the people' viewpoints...
in an attempt to preserve this piece of history for future generations.
Sections of the wall are sprinkled around town...
my history knowledge was challenged.
Even though the building of the wall and the falling of the wall
all happened within my 'young' life,
memories were still fuzzy and in desperate need of a dusting.
Travel and the tactile learning it affords is the best for combating ignorance,
don't ya think?
Ren Man is lucky I could not fit this piece of the wall in my suitcase.
What a positive reminder for life.