Hole in the Wall

Where: Berlin Germany

 

 

Handwall LuLa

I grew up during the Cold War and am embarassed to admit this but, I kinda miss it.

 

 

I was always fascinated by the Berlin Wall and was riveted to any dramatic depictions of it from The Spy Who Came In From the Cold to Game, Set and Match.

 

 

So on my first trip to Berlin late last year, for a trade show, I took an extra day and headed straight for the former East Berlin.

 

 

East Berlin was modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan. What a disappointment! I wanted to see Trabants and Guard Towers not cool department stores and hipster clubs.

 

 

One strip of The Wall still remains and its now for artists to express themselves. While it was not the Berlin Wall that captivated me as a kid, this tourist from Israel doing a handstand did speak to how things have changed.

 

 

 

 

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