East Side Gallery, Berlin

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The famous East Side Gallery! It features the remains of the Berlin Wall, turned into works of art by various artists from all over the world – to represent hope, change, and dreams of a better world.

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Some featured inspirational quotes, some were more obviously political than others, some were darker in theme than others. But all were uniquely spectacular.

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Possibly one of the most well known works.

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Surprised to see a Basque call for independence, rather than just Catalonia!

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The detail was just astounding.

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There were so many more, some I took pictures of, some I didn’t. But it is amazing to walk along the wall, to think about what horrors it used to represent, and how much better Germany is for the wall to be just a piece of art now. And sad, to think walls are very much still a threat.

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You could also pay a euro to choose a stamp for your passport! The same I think can be done at Checkpoint Charlie. A cute little souvenir (especially when EU countries tend to not stamp EU passports)

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