Sunday, October 23, 2005

Berlin!



So, the last week of my fall break included an amazing trip to berlin. I can't even begin to go into full detail on all of the history surrounding Berlin, but if you know any of it then you will realize how much there is to see and do in Berlin in terms of sightseeing. On this trip (hopefully there will be another) I got to see many pieces of the wall (and for those of you who don't know ANY history, YES the wall is down now, as of 1989 actually) that were displayed in various parts of the city, most with art on them. There was one spot were the entire set up is still standing for about 50 meters. The initial small wall, the sand pit with the electric fence, the watch towers and then finally the actual literal iron curtain. This is still standing as a memorial to every one who parished in the wall and it is in the location of a church that was destroyed to build the wall. Of course I saw Check point Charlie, and Alpha. The wall is a constant presance while visiting berlin.. while visiting other historical sights the question always has to be asked "East or West"?. In the East there is alot of Russian architecture which is basically ugly, unless it was extravagant, as well there is still alot of Nazi architechure still around.
Basically my trip was amazing.. I will make another post later with more pictures and all.

4 Comments:

Anonymous jeff said...

WOW....i would really like to see the berlin wall up close...so much history..i have a piece of it here but to actually see it...simply amazing

10:37 p.m.  
Anonymous Mommy said...

Great pictures... very lucky to see all of that up close.

1:53 a.m.  
Blogger Tiffany said...

Wow, this is really something. I know I say this, or something like this, everytime. But It's sooo amazing that you get to be away like this!

I love getting to talk to you online every once in a while! You're just lucky that I'm always online, thanks to this wonderful university of mine that has wireless all over campus! :) Berlin Wall = Very Amazing.

9:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Nan & Gramp said...

Great pictures, Sarah, send us more!!! have a great time , enjoy all the history you can.

8:38 p.m.  

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