When I was about 10 years old, seemingly overnight, Germany was divided by the Berlin Wall. I remember the early stories on the evening news of people trying to escape from the East and shots of Checkpoint Charlie. For almost 30 years it stood as a “symbolic boundary between democracy and Communism” and The Wall became an iconic symbol of the Cold War. I was recently in the former East Germany and it was important to me to see the Berlin Wall, for all it’s symbolism and effect on history. This piece of the wall is in Lübeck.
The Weekly Photo Challenge is: Escape