Monday, November 9, 2009

Fall of the Wall organically celebrated in a German garden

In case you hadn't noticed from the saturated media coverage it's been twenty years since the Berlin war crumbled under the weight of people power. The front page of the International Herald Tribune last Saturday ran with this photo which captures the moment in a somewhat more original manner (how many images have we seen of people chipping away at the graffitied wall?).

The photo, from Uwe Zucchi (at the European Press Agency), shows a tree growing through the bumper of a VW Beetle near Fuldatal, Germany. The Beelte is supposedly the first car to cross the German-German border after the Berlin Wall was opened. Hiddin in a garden, it stands as a small but symbolic memorial of a major milestone in contemporary history.


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