After this celebration, I am very moved by all the video clips from 89, and a little annoyed by the weird ceremony with Thomas Gottschalk. And I am not a fan of the dominoes, feels a bit trivial. But ok, they had to do something fro pictures.
I went to the afternoon walk over the former frontier on Bornholmer Strasse, where the first people were allowed to cross the border.
Take a look at the video below, they show how the wall came down at that exact spot, it's with English subtitles, and if you have no real idea why we crazy Germans are making such sentimental posts today, and why everyone is talking about this anniversary, or even just want to get an idea how Germans were feeling 20 years ago, you will know after you watch this.
And this is from today:
Gorbatschow and our mayor Klaus Wowereit
visitors on the bridge today
This was quite an emotional day. Being a Wessi
studying in the East, having a best friend and room mates from the East, and of course many of my friends were born on either side of the wall, there was much sharing about growing up in the East or West. I am very glad to have had the opportunity to go to the East and to be living in Berlin now, just 10 minutes away from the former border on the Böse Brücke, the check point Bornholmer Strasse.