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Platz des 9. November 1989, Boesebruecke, Bornholmer Strasse, S Bornholmer Strasse, S-Bahn Berlin, Berliner Mauer, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Hauptstadt, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: 30 years after the fall of the Wall, 1 of 5

November 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin- and inner-German wall.

One of the first places where people broke through the Wall was at Berlin’s Bornholmer Strasse crossing. On the former East Berlin side is the Platz des 9. November 1989 (9th of November 1989 Plaza or Square) with former sections of the wall and information panels and displays describing the timeline and events of the historic evening.

I made the image above on 8 May 2015 with a Canon 6D mark1 and the following settings: 1/1000-sec, f/11, ISO1000, 32mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-f9A.


Location

The first map section from berlin.de shows my location and image perspective with a black asterisk and black arrow, respectively, with additional parts labeled: Vorderlandmauer (boundary or outer wall) which was often but not always coincident with the “politische Grenze” (political border) between West and East Berlin, Grenzstreifen (border control zone), and Hinterlandmauer (hinterland or inner wall). West Berlin is to the left of the red line, and East Berlin is to the right of the blue line. The second map section below is clickable via Google Maps.

Berliner Mauer, Bornholmer Strasse, Berlin.de

Berliner Mauer, Bornholmer Strasse: berlin.de.

5 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: 30 years after the fall of the Wall, 1 of 5”

    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Thom. They’re a small selection of images from the German capital, and I hope they can get a few more people thinking about on the one hand the evils of totalitarian rule and on the other “not taking things for granted.” Thanks again for your comment!

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  1. We Travel Happy

    Interesting post! I’ve never been to Berlin but my hubby brought me a part of the collapsed wall. He knew I’m very interest in history. My son does too and he would be joining a few classmates on a history trip to Germany and Poland next year. My initial reaction was, “okay I approve, you may go, but may join?” 🙂

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    • fotoeins

      Hi! I think the entire family could enjoy Berlin, but to maximize the enjoyment for all, I suggest avoiding the winter. I love Berlin, but Berlin in winter requires a weather fortitude of the greyest and darkest of days for the most tolerant of souls. 😅

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