“Mr Gorbachev, tear down that wall”

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A segment of the wall

I vividly remember November 1989, I was in form two (12 years old) in Mr Brock’s class at St Peters School in Cambridge, and we watched on television (of course not live) the events in Berlin as the Wall “came down”.  So, it is no surprise that one of the first things I did when we arrived in Berlin was check out the key aspects of this event, and the historical landmarks that led up to this event. Continue reading ““Mr Gorbachev, tear down that wall””

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Soundtrack for Prague to Berlin – Spotify Collaboration

prague-to-berlinTrain is due to leave 10.30am Prague time to Berlin – train trip all up is about 4hours, so please feel free to follow the link below and head to my Spotify mix for this trip.  Please add any songs you feel I should hear on this trip!

Currently its a little 1989 Classic Rock heavy -I can’t help that, I am off to see where the wall was!!

 

Memento Park -“In the Shadow of Stalin’s Boots”

img_0130Each time we choose a city, I realise more and more how much this is done really at random.  We learn so much about each place a few days before we arrive, and many times our initial plan for the trip deviates.  Memento Park was one such deviation.  Boxing Day in Budapest had the sun shining, and a purely tropical 8 degree temperature, we decided to explore this intriguing concept of a park.

It was moving, and intriguing, and I think the best way I can explain it is by the poem found in the Visitors Guide.

“One Sentence about Tyranny”

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