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Berlin Wall

May 11, 2019

The Berlin Wall divided East from West Berlin.

Those who attempted to cross the Wall, to escape from East Berlin to West Berlin, were shot.

The U-Bahn still ran through East Berlin, passing through stations, but did not stop. 

The only crossing point Checkpoint Charlie.

Checkpoint Charlie

May 11, 2019

The only crossover between East and West Berlin through the Berlin Wall, where spy exchanges took place.

A chilling location, but sadly now a tacky tourist hot spot replete with KFC, McDonald’s and Starbucks.

What a pity the area could not have been left as it was.

A divided city, no longer divided.

The only divided city left in the world is Nicosia, a divided city on a divided island. The north of Cyprus illegally occupied by Turkey.

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