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The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall: A Symbol of Division and Unity

Today, I will share my experience of visiting the Berlin Wall, which once stood as a stark symbol of division. Yet today, 34 years after its fall on November 9th, 1989, it represents unity and the triumph of freedom.

For nearly three decades, the wall served as a physical and ideological barrier between the Communist and non-Communist worlds, a chilling reminder of the Cold War tensions that gripped the globe.

But on that fateful day in 1989, the world watched in awe as the wall crumbled, opening a path towards a brighter, more unified future.

Standing before the remnants of the wall, I couldn’t help but feel the weight of history and the magnitude of the moment.

The jubilation and celebration that followed were a testament to the enduring power of freedom, a treasure we often take for granted until it’s threatened.

Join me as I delve into the history of the Berlin Wall, explore its impact on both sides and share personal reflections on what it means to witness such a potent symbol transformed from an embodiment of oppression and division into a monument to hope and unity.

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The Festival of Lights in Berlin, Germany!

Around 11 am, my jet-lagged eyes saw the October morning brimming with autumnal lights for the first time in Berlin.

Summer had trickled into autumn, unlike California, from where I boarded the flight two days back. I treated myself with a cup of coffee and sat down to peep into the city from my hotel window.

It almost felt like a Facebook feed because of its continuously changing scenes. Then I decided to open the window a little and instantly the city came alive.

The aroma from the Pizza shop, the sound of laughter and conversations, and the people made it real and intimate, unlike the virtual world.

The open streets that I could see from above have an allure that’s hard to avoid.

Therefore, without wasting much time, I quickly planned to see the ongoing Festival of Lights in Berlin, Germany and walk the history-filled roads of Berlin.

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