East Side Gallery
The East Side Gallery is understood as a monument of freedom and to the fall of the Berlin wall. It's the longest open air gallery in the world. For more information check out this website: East Side Gallery Berlin.
I was around 12 years old when the Berlin wall came down. I remember seeing the news and people crying. I remember that you could order a piece of the wall to have as your own keepsake in your home. But at that time, I had no real understanding of what this meant in history. Now, at 38, visiting the Berlin wall was powerful, particularly after gaining more insight into the culture by visiting museums in the city. I won't get into all of that here but I will share with you the images I took while there.
My understanding is that this is some original graffiti that still remains on some of the original wall
Though there was some very serious graffiti here there was also just some interesting and fun stuff to look at as well. Here are a few of my favorites.
My hand at a little media-assisted graffiti. An interesting exhibition in the DDR museum, which is an interactive museum showing what life was like for those on the other side of the wall.
always enjoyed graffiti. The ever changing feel it gives to
an area can add a beautiful quality to otherwise drab buildings and
bridges. It can also give you a quick feel for what kinds of feelings and emotions are going on with youth in a city.