Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Berlin Wall, 25 years ago

The Berlin Wall, 25 years ago

25 years ago, November 1989, I was traveling about in Europe when suddenly the whole scene exploded into cheers and jubilation, the Berlin Wall had come down... What do they say about all the King's horses and all the King's men?

I had just spent a grueling three years on my first novel, Holy Communion, which did come to win the Lambda Award and a nice Christmas break in Europe would be ideal. I was planning to go to the land of my teachers, Strindberg, Ibsen, Knut Hamsen, but in Malmo, Sweden the news was constant, something was happening in Eastern Europe. I took the train to Copenhagen and another to West Berlin, it was November 9, 1989...

These are a few photos of the event I saw during that historic week (a few were shown a week earlier).

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