…although only moments before the fall it felt like it’s going to outlive the Great Wall of China. THE historical event of my lifetime.
The fall of the iron curtain didn’t just completely change Europe but it ended many bloody conflicts that were supported by the cold war superpowers on several continents. There was no longer imminent threat of global nuclear war although the weapons still existed.
I can’t understand people who say that we now live dangerous times. We have our dangers but still terrorists or our current diseases are nothing compared to what one bad decision by a US or Soviet leader might have caused during the cold war.
It was a miracle that Soviet Union was not able to occupy Finland during WW II. It’s scary to think what my life might have been on the other side of the iron curtain if things would have went according to Stalin’s plans.
The wall in the photo is from Suvilahti.
Here are some Berlin Wall entries from the City Daily Photo blog community’s German members:
The author of Paris Daily Photo was in Berlin exactly 20 years ago and has included photos in his entry.