Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

The biggest experience in my life (born 1945 in Germany) was the breaking through the Berlin Wall, even the fall of the complete “Iron Curtain” in Europe 1989. The oppression by communism, secret service (Stasi), military, hate of the narrow minded vs. the educated – all that was stopped by a not bloody civil protest 1989, East and West Germany came together again. A reunion for example never ever took place between North and South Korea …
Escape, 1989/Nov/9
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48 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

  1. Allan G. Smorra

    Great photo, great story.

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  2. Oh yes, that was one of the biggest changes in our lives 🙂

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  3. Very good story and example as well as the photo. 🙂

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  4. A good illustration of a very good change!

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  5. This is why I am in America! My mom had to take the family out of Poland. A couple years later the change happened.

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  6. Great photo for this week’s theme!

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  8. We visited East Germany just after this happened. We were shocked at the difference between there and the south (Bavaria) which we knew well. I gather things have changed dramatically now. That’s good. Thanks for sharing

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  10. Amy

    it’s a historic change!!

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  11. You know the “impact” change can make in one’s life first hand… great photo 🙂

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  12. Oh, yes, I will never forget that day! I think every German remembers exactly where he/she was, when the news came through that the border was open… 🙂

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  13. Fabulous, Frizz! Absolutely spot on.

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  14. A perfect interpretation of this challenge and so meaningful to those who lived through that time. Well done.

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  15. such a huge change frizz, thanks for your photo and story, may fear and hatred always be overcome by peace and love!

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  16. Perfect example of change for the better. Was that car painted on the wall?

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    • that car (typical EAST German product TRABI) was a famous graffiti on the wall – a great metaphoric symbol. Actually they are deleting again parts of the wall (the so called East Side Gallery) for a hotel building. The money makers are giving the new orders, NOT artists, thinkers, protesters are creating the rule of the united country. Nevertheless the hope remains in my heart, that thoughts and wishes still have the power to CHANGE bad social and political conditions.

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  18. Awesome photo – and truly the biggest change my generation has seen. Wise choice!

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  21. http://2013weeklyphotochallenge.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/weekly-photo-challenge-change/ Change is not easy, as I am going to college full time now, and working full time. They say your’ never too old to learn I am 46!

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  22. Great choice formthemchallenge FT, and love the photo.

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  31. I remember watching on T.V. the people removing the Berlin wall.

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  32. Great photo! I’ve attempted a Change photo at:
    http://thetaskmistress.me/2013/04/13/weekly-photo-challenge-change/

    Thanks 🙂

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  33. 2812 photography

    My father (der stammt aus Nordfriesland) caught the first plane he could get. He had a close friend who lived in West Berlin and he spent a week at the wall celebrating. I think there were many Germans, who for many years on both sides of the wall, secretly wished for that wall to fall. For some reason I don’t think the same can be said for North and South Koreans.

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  35. woooo…. I like this photo very much. fab photo

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  38. A good example for change…

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  45. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    I like what you wrote. That was truly magnificent. We humans just keep imprisoning our selves, then emancipating ourselves!

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