Bustling: The Berlin Wall was built by East Germany in 1961, and the top image shows the wall around the Brandenburg Gate on Nov 19, 1961. Today the same area is filled with cars, buses and people moving freely around the German capital.

Bustling: The Berlin Wall was built by East Germany in 1961, and the top image shows the wall around the Brandenburg Gate on Nov 19, 1961. Today the same area is filled with cars, buses and people moving freely around the German capital.

East German Authorities close the border between east and west Berlin and Construction of the Berlin Wall begins.

East German Authorities close the border between east and west Berlin and Construction of the Berlin Wall begins.

parade in East Berlin three years before the Wall came down    Historische Originalbeschreibung:     Berlin, Parade von Kampfgruppen zum Mauerbau    ADN-ZB Franke 13.8.86 Berlin: Kampfappell Anläßlich des 25. Jahrestages der Errichtung des antifaschistischen Schutzwalls fand in der Karl-Marx-Allee ein Kampfappell statt, an dem Einheiten der Kampfgruppen der Arbeiterklasse, der Nationalen Volksarmee, der Grenztruppen der DDR und des Wachregiments "Feliks Dzierzynski" teilnahmen.    [Berlin…

parade in East Berlin three years before the Wall came down Historische Originalbeschreibung: Berlin, Parade von Kampfgruppen zum Mauerbau ADN-ZB Franke 13.8.86 Berlin: Kampfappell Anläßlich des 25. Jahrestages der Errichtung des antifaschistischen Schutzwalls fand in der Karl-Marx-Allee ein Kampfappell statt, an dem Einheiten der Kampfgruppen der Arbeiterklasse, der Nationalen Volksarmee, der Grenztruppen der DDR und des Wachregiments "Feliks Dzierzynski" teilnahmen. [Berlin…

The last parade of the Armed Forces of the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) in 1989 - celebrating the 40th anniversary of the republic.

The last parade of the Armed Forces of the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) in 1989 - celebrating the 40th anniversary of the republic.

Credit:  Thomas Hoepker East Berlin apartment blocks in 1975, with poster showing leader Erich Honecker.

Credit: Thomas Hoepker East Berlin apartment blocks in 1975, with poster showing leader Erich Honecker.

1989 - The Berlin Wall comes down....and my son was stationed in Germany with the army at the time.  He spoke fondly of the wild parties in celebration!

1989 - The Berlin Wall comes down....and my son was stationed in Germany with the army at the time. He spoke fondly of the wild parties in celebration!

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