Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The wall at the Brandenburg Gate, East Berlin, so dark, so grey, so hopeless. This was in January 1988. Westerners used to take a peak onto the Lenin Allee on the opposite side. The wall was solid then, forever it seemed. "He who comes too late is punished by life" Mikhail Gorbatchev

1 comment:

studioJudith said...

So dark, so grey ... . indeed.

I shall never forget the greyness.
As a visitor, circa 1980, I crossed at Checkpoint Charlie for a single day .
That hopelessness was a cloud which stayed with me for a very long time.