Monday, November 9, 2009

2009 Jahre Mauerfall: Fest der Freiheit

OK, I admit, this is not civil procedure!  I'm in Berlin to celebrate 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall on this day in 1989 and I wanted to share a photo from the celebration.  This photo shows the giant dominoes that are set up all along the path of the old wall near the Brandenburg Gate (which you can see in the background).  Each domino was decorated by a different group, many by school children from schools in many different countries, including the United States.  Walking along this temporary domino wall is a reminder of what it was like when the real wall was here and you could not pass through from East to West; the path of the domino wall is blocked so you can't pass through except at specific pass-through points.  Like the real wall did 20 years ago, this domino wall will fall tonight to celebrate 20 years of freedom and unity in Germany.

~clf

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