Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Monday, December 04, 2006

Berlin IV

At top is a photo at Checkpoint Charlie, one of the several checkpoints between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. It has now become a tourist destination and besides the still-standing little hut at the checkpoint there is a great museum. It shows all the stresses and strains on world peace that occurred here and also details the efforts of East Berliners to escape to the West. At the checkpoint were a number of young Germans, probably students, dressed in WWII-style American army uniforms.. The young lady above, for example. After I took this shot a couple of young Italian women took turns getting their photos taken with her. There were, in fact, lots of tourists around, including a large group of Chinese. Checkpoint Charlie remains a place of great interest. I also took a photo of the famous sign, see the photo above in the middle. Nearby is the only still-standing section of the Berlin Wall, also see the photo above at bottom. After my tours of museums, I did not arrive at the site until it was dark but it was still only about 5:30 p.m.


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