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    Posted November 9, 2009 by
    mmhopkin
    Location
    Berlin, Germany
    Assignment
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Fall of the Berlin Wall

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    These are pictures taken of the same part of the Berlin wall over 2 years.  The first was on Nov 18, 1989.  First, you see the wall, then the wall is down, and then you can see Zimmer Str., the route of the wall, being used again.  And, then in May, 2000.  The Adler Cafe is in the background of each.  The last is my piece of the Berlin Wall from Nov, 1989

     

    We flew to Berlin on the second Saturday after the Fall of the Wall.  We entered East Berlin on our passports and walked around for several hours.  We encountered many residents of East Berlin coming back from the West and almost all were carrying sacks with fresh fruit.  Being behind the Iron Curtain, they could only get fresh fruit when it was in season in a communist country.  Lots of boys and young men were wearing Mercedes Benz caps and carrying load of new car literature.

     

    It was a joyous day for everyone involved.  Just before returning, I took several pieces of the Wall at Checkpoint Charlie

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