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Offline colin haggart

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Re: Part of the Berlin Wall, RE Museum, Gillingham
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2009, 19:44:53 »
My photos I took in August 1988, when my friend and I toured western Europe's capital cities.

The brandenburg Gate.



Zoomed in on the photo to show grafitti.








The wall from the shop.



Looking to Hitler's Bunker and East Germany.




The crosses are where people have tried to cross the wall.



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Re: Part of the Berlin Wall, RE Museum, Gillingham
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2009, 17:57:51 »
This Link might be of interest.
Shows pictures before and after the Iron Curtain had fallen.
Wittingen my home Town lies about 2 Miles from the then East German border.
Many Villages here in the Area were literally cut in half after the Curtain was built,
and I often went to the Outlook Tower close to the Border to have a look at the
"other side".
Today hard to believe that it ever Existed.

http://www.grenzerinnerungen.de/grenze_damals_und_heute.htm

M.de Mol.

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Re: Part of the Berlin Wall, RE Museum, Gillingham
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2009, 20:23:59 »
Interesting....
I started a new job on 1 June with a Startup Biotech company based in Boston MA
Our first instrument placement was with a company in Berlin so I have been there twice in the last two months
Been to Berlin many times before with previous jobs but not to the city centre...
Its very interesting...The lab is on Friedrichstrasse 100 yards from the train station...Checkpoint Charlie is about a 10 minute walk down the road and the Brandenberg gate and Reichstag are withing 5 mins....I had a free afternoon so took a walk around and also did the tourist boat up the river Spree....
Loads of history there.
....I have some good pics so will post soon

WW
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Re: Part of the Berlin Wall, RE Museum, Gillingham
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2009, 18:35:58 »
Hi Merc,
          Theirs is a bit bigger than my bit and about a year later.
          Mine was chipped off and authenticated with a little pre-printed bit of paper and a stamp on the coloured face "before my very eyes" for One Mark by an enterprising young East-German lad (who spoke better English than most of our own yobs of today).
          I cant remember the exact date in Spring 1990 when there were still miles of the wall standing. Loads of gaps had been bulldozed through mainly where the old roads had been crossed by
it.
                                                                           Regards Rog.




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Part of the Berlin Wall, RE Museum, Gillingham
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