Welcome to my Wanderings. I am traveler and wanderer, I dream of this big beautiful world. Wherever it is that I find myself, I take in what is around me. There is no set agenda for what I will write: places I have been, where I live or where I want to go.
I hope you can take with you some of my dreams of the world that I intend to share.
Sunday, 14 April 2013
SUNDAY'S SPECIAL SPOT - BERLIN
Some structures remain the same over the years while other change, figuratively speaking. Today's city has one of those monuments. Constructed between 1788 and 1791, Berlin's Brandenburg Gate was originally erected as a city gate and represented peace. Years passed as did governments and rulers. Since then the gate has symbolized triumph, victory, militarism, division and now freedom and the re-unification of Berlin and Germany.
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany
Brandenburg Gate, which in was closed off in 1961 as part of the Berlin Wall that separated West Berlin from communist East Berlin was opened after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. In 2001 the gate was renovated and restored to it's original glory.