Twenty Five Years On

This is one of only two remaining photos I have from a thrilling day for a young American. The events that led to this New Year’s Eve 1989 photo at the Berlin Wall began twenty five years ago today with the initial breach of the wall.

As soon as we got to Berlin we rushed down to the wall at the Brandenburg Gate. I borrowed a hammer and chipped off a few pieces of the wall for family and friends and later sat atop the wall looking west with a teen aged East German who had never been on the other side.

I remember a sea of American flags back down through the utterly packed Tiergarten. And I remain baffled by David Hasselhoff, hoisted into the air on a crane, singing to the crowd.

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Click to enlarge this photo. It’s in the Germany Gallery at EarthPhotos.com.

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