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On November 9, 1989, the government of East Germany told its citizens they could once again cross over the Berlin Wall freely and visit friends and relatives in West Germany and West Berlin. The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989. The photo shows a part of a public photo documentation wall at Former Check Point Charlie, Berlin. The photo documentation is permanently placed in the public. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) They pried away chunks of the Wall as part of the celebration and the government removed the rest of the Wall in 1990. It had been in place since August 13, 1961. In the summer of 1967, I traveled... (Read More ...)

Berlin Wall Comes Down. We are approaching the anniversary of the day the Berlin Wall came down, November 9, 1989. The Berlin Wall Comes Down, 1989. The photo shows a part of a public photo documentation wall at Former Check Point Charlie, Berlin. The photo documentation is permanently placed in the public. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In August, 1967, I spent five days in Berlin, Germany. At the time, it was divided into East Berlin and West Berlin, with limited movement across the line. I spent most of my time in West Berlin, but took a one-day bus tour into East Berlin. Before we crossed the border... (Read More ...)