Saturday, November 8

Berlin’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Karl-Marx-Allee Block C South, 1951.
"In the late eighties, the German Democratic Republic was bleeding people like money; the Iron Curtain was coming apart at the seams. November 9, 1989, would be the turning point, the evening on which the Socialist party allowed what had once been unimaginable. In Block C South of the Karl-Marx-Allee, Otto Stark sat in the quiet of his apartment, tuning in to the historic national blunder that precipitated the fall of the Berlin Wall: one of the few international press conferences in East Germany’s history, with one very ill-prepared party spokesman, Günter Schabowski, at the microphone."
Paris Review - Part 1, Part 2
Atlantic: The Berlin Wall, 25 Years After the Fall

2009 July: The Berlin Wall, 2009 October: Berlin Wall, 2013 March: Berlin East Side Gallery, 2013 September: Stasi Museum.