East Side Gallery, Berlin 2 decades ago….

The images were very much of their time – speaking, as they did, of the political events unfolding:




  1. Quite a collection, Sue. I remember being so happy when the wall came down, something I didn’t think I’d see in my lifetime. Amazing!


  2. Great that you captured so many of the iconic art works on the Wall, Sue. Most of it’s gone now, a few pieces are preserved. A part of the former Wall greets me when I enter Cologne airport, a very arty monument.

  3. Wow! Seems so long ago now. Great captures, Sue.

  4. I recognise Brezhnev, I suppose the other must be Honecker…

  5. We forget just how much the World has changed in such a relatively short space of time 🙂

  6. Astonishingly, one or two of these are still there (possibly re-interpreted), or have been updated, as in the case of the Brezhnev/Honecker image. But yours was an exciting time to visit. Now it’s pretty impossible to spot where you’re crossing over from West to East. Which is as it should be, I guess. Here’s an updated image: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Z27f2u5sN7i3Z5Su5

  7. Great images Sue. I stayed in former East Berlin in 2002 (didn’t visit the wall). What a time!

    • Sue

      We stayed in Potsdam in 1993, and Dresden….what a time, as you say. The autobahn was the old motorway built in Hitler’s time and full of stonking great potholes….

  8. Good to see the wall art, especially the iconic Trabant car. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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