Weekly Photo Challenge: BROKEN

Escape, 1989/Nov/9
photo by FRIZZTEXT
On August the 13th 1961 the Berlin Wall was built. On 13th August 2011 we organized a 50th anniversary of the Iron Curtain. Many people broke through the wall with cars, others built balloons or tunnels. Many refugees were killed by East German soldiers before they could reach West Germany. The graffiti of Birgit Kindler became a great symbol for the wish, to break the wall. The Berlin Wall fell 1989. The two Germanies joined – with no blood shed, no death toll; peaceful. We all are proud, that we managed to break the wall …
To escape is one of the most creative methods of mankind. Wall painting, Berlin, Germany, featuring the fall of the “iron curtain”, which brought the reunification of East and West Germany: breaking through: the East German automobile product TRABI / Trabant
The Trabant Wall is painted by Birgit Kinder – More infos about Birgit Kinder: www.birgitkinder.de/ – Infos East Side Gallery
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writer, photographer, guitarist

13 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: BROKEN

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  2. thirdhandart

    Brilliant entry!


  3. A friend of mine had one, and we went once on a off-road riveran half-aa-day get-away: Its the only car I jumped in while moving. Ihave no idea how it happend but the wives and my friend were speachless: I fell into the rank s too… We used to call those cars ” rucksaks”, since they had (I think seat belts). Fun seing one breaking a virtual wall 🙂


    • thank you, George, for storytelling details like: “Its the only car I jumped in while moving… We used to call those cars ” rucksacks”, since they had seat belts…”


  4. Great example of broken… I love it. 🙂


  5. nice….
    very artistic!


  6. Rita Banerji

    Ah the Berlin Wall — I know it has personal significance to you too, and it is a theme that you repeat many times in many ways! I have a funny story to tell. After the wall was broken, my mother visited her friend in Berlin, and they went with a hammer and paid a fee (allowed then) — to break and take some pieces of the wall as memento. Then she came home to India and put it in a small box (which she did not label) and put it in a cupboard in the guest room. 10 years later, I was visiting my parents and making space in the cupboard for my clothes. And I saw this box with pieces of cement and I thought ‘rubbish,’ and through it away. Later next day I told my mother why do you put pieces of cement inside the cupboard. She was so upset, and went running to the garbage vat behind our building and began to look for our garbage bag! She found only some of the pieces, but was quite upset with me 🙂


    • it is something like throwing gold to trash: I’ve heard that the Ronald Reagan Museum in the USA collect broken pieces of the Berlin Wall as a sign of triumph! I understand, that your mother was not amused! On the other hand: it is more satisfying to care for a cat than to care for a broken brutal cement trash 🙂


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