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(Foobies)   1989: The Hoff "looking for freedom" in Berlin, hoping to see the wall come down. 2013: With the same song, he now joins rally to prevent its demolition   ( thelocal.de) divider line
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2729 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Mar 2013 at 9:19 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-03-18 11:43:47 AM  
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"It was staggering and overwhelming. The only place they had a flat road was in front of where politicians lived," he said. "Thefood in Leipzig tasted like shoe leather. There was acid rain all over the cars. They had lived in acid rain for the last twenty odd years."

Sooooo...he's saying that acid rain only fell on one side of the wall and not the other??
2013-03-18 09:47:45 AM  
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Actually the East Side Gallery wall wasn't the famous graffiti covered western side of the wall but was on the east bank of the river in East Berlin (opposite the main station).
See, The Wall wasn't one wall but two with one in the communist east, one on the border with the west and a sandwich of mines, wire, dogs and watchtowers between. That said the East Side Gallery wall area was soon colonised by hippies, punks and ravers living in trucks and trailers and the wall there was soon painted up to match the west side.
Sounds like they're getting rid of the crusties after 20 years or so.

The wall there should probably be kept if I were them, Germans are too fond of covering their historical buildings with cement and bright paint and saying "Look how we've improved it!".
2013-03-18 09:23:49 AM  
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nah I'm gonna go ahead and say that wanting to preserve the wall in the 1980s as opposed to now is something to appreciate in a slightly different context.
/Spent some time in Berlin. Whatever parts of the wall remain ought to be kept.
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