Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

“Share a photo of what “relic” means to you — it could be your still-running 1979 Honda Accord Hatchback, an historic building in your town, or an old, rusted farm implement poking up through the long grass in a field.”

When I read the topic for this week’s photo challenge the ‘Berlin Wall Memorial’ popped up in my mind. Located in the middle of the city in Bernauer Straße it’s one of the most visited places in Berlin. Many tourists come here every day to walk along the 1.4 km of the former border strip. Here is a picture of a watch tower and the view behind the wall on the preserved ground.

If you would like to see more pictures have a look on my Berlin page 🙂

https://anjaslittleworld.wordpress.com/berlin/places-to-see/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

Berlin Wall (1961-1989)

Berlin Wall (13th August 1961 – 9th November 1989)

Luckily I grew up in a reunited country .. but it was divided into two parts, an eastern and western part, for almost 40 years by the Berlin Wall.

Size: 155 km

Wall height: 3.6 m

Number of watch towers: 302

Number of bunkers: 20

Dead people: 136 people who tried to cross the border

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Me and my boyfriend have been in Rome in January this year .. some of you will remember 😉 As an European girl the Roman Empire is kind of part of our history. And if you ever have the chance to visit Rome than don’t miss the Coloseum.

It was simply impressive to stand in front of the biggest amphitheatre of the world with its massive and thick walls. For me it’s an amazing historic monument. No wonder that it is listed as a World Heritage Site. When you stand inside the Coloseum and close your eyes .. you can still hear the cheering crowd watching gladiatorial contests .. the clangour of the weapons when they clash together .. the screaming and shouting of the Gladiators .. sweating .. fighting until their death.