Monday, January 21, 2013


Our latest visit to Berlin was a surprise trip to celebrate the15th birthday of my daughter.And apart from visiting (too) many shops I tried to teach them a little about the history of this exciting city. Above some old images on new postcards : Checkpoint Charlie and the Wall.

The Brandenburg Gate was built in the 18th century.The quadriga on top of the gate was taken to Paris when Berlin was occupied by Napoleon and returned after the battle of Waterloo.During the cold war the Wall was located right near the gate and access was impossible.

Border signs.

And another one.


  1. Ahhh Berlin. I loved that city. Many of my family escaped the former East Germany via the wall in Berlin.

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