Glienicker Brücke over the Havel river in 1990. Here the border from West Berlin is with the DDR, not East Berlin, so I, as a foreigner was not allowed to cross. The visa rules were different here. I did approach the guard and ask if I could cross, and he said, “Do you have a visa to enter my country?”. At least he didn’t shoot me.
Parts of buildings patched up from the ruins and put back into use next to the death zone on the eastern side along Zimmerstrasse. This is next to the site that nowadays has the ‘Trabi Safari’ and ‘Die Welt’ viewing balloon, pictured in 1990.
A picture of the Berlin Wall not being there. Zimmerstrasse 1990.
The Berlin Wall 1990. Beton…
Eisenstrasse, a new crossing point in the Berlin Wall established at the junction with Heidelberger Strasse, to cross from Treptow in East Berlin, to Neukölln in West Berlin. The queue to go through the controls can be seen background left. Picture taken May 1990.
The death zone as it ran along Zimmerstrasse, seen through a hole in the Berlin Wall in 1990.
The Berlin Wall in May 1990.
A gap in the Berlin Wall in 1990, allowing a view up Charlottenstrasse from Zimmerstrasse, with a guard tower placed in the middle of the road.
Berlin 1990. I don’t know what to say about this scene. At the time it felt like the world was turned upside-down. We’re getting used to that feeling nowadays.
The Berlin Wall was very solidly built. It was a heavy job getting rid of it. Berlin 1990.