By Lionel Cironneau for AP.
The details [are from CBS](https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/the-fall-of-the-berlin-wall/6/) and the image is courtesy of [the Open University.](http://www.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/diasporas/projects/berlin-89)
It was a weird and beautiful time. So odd to see the “enemy in the east” slowly topple and fall like a huge, dead tree. So optimistic and full of hope that *finally* we can put the assured mutual destruction behind us.