east meets west : bringing down the wall | day three
all finished, tah dah
isn’t it absolutely glorious
east meets west : bringing down the wall | day two
on the south side of belgrave square is where the former east german embassy used to be. today it was being decorated in beautiful bright colours. day two of bringing down the wall.
east meets west : bringing down the wall | day one
on the 13th august 1961, the german democratic republic of east germany, started to build a wall that completely cut off the land between west and east berlin. this barrier was constructed of large prefabricated concrete blocks, that fitted together piece by piece. the wall was surrounded by anti-vehicle trenches and the 96 mile long wall was peppered with many many guard towers. the eastern block had claimed that this wall had been constructed to protect its population from any fascist elements and influences. however in reality it prevented any emigration or defection.