Items tagged with Berlin Wall

Lifetimes are filled with iconic moments, and in mine, one of them is the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event that occurred 25 years ago. What once served as a concrete barrier between West Berlin and East Germany, and a symbolic divide between democracy and Communism, came crumbling down on November 9, 1989. I wasn't quite a teenager at the time, so while I remember the event, I hadn't fully grasped the significance of the moment. Silly as it may sound, something as simple as a Google Doodle provides an opportunity to revisit the occasion and reflect on it from a different state of mind that isn't focused on recess. "This graffitied chunk of concrete, once a literal division, has been transformed... Read more...