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"Tear it down. Tear it down. Tear it down."
"We seem to misplaced half our city. Have you seen it?"
Wow. Just like my local Walmart on a Friday night.
What’s the red streak? Did someone let off a flair?
Is there any other material (photo or video) of this standoff?
The 9th-12th figures from the right look like they may be aliens. Not a historical certainty, however.
This is one of the coolest history photos I’ve ever seen. Looks almost futuristic retro.
(Afaik) Since the Berlin Wall was built the Brandenburg Gate was a restricted area and looked like this. This pic is from the Eastern side and from ’85.
From the West it looked like this. (Last picture is from 1988)
Unless you were a member of the border police or a high ranking East German official it wouldn’t have been possible for you to walk through the gate. It was off-limits for normal East German citizens.
Edit: picture from today. Video about it.
Wow. How long after this did the wall go down?
What were the relations like between guards and civilians days and hours before the wall came down?
I’ve never seen this photo. It’s incredible.
Like a scene from an old sci-fi movie. And history being made.
What would the guards be thinking?
If only it was the East that annexed the west :(.
I used to always fantasize what the world would be like if the ussr won the Cold War…