Saturday, July 21, 2012

Berlin - Checkpoint Charlie

We went to see Checkpoint Charlie after our visit to the graveyard.

Berlin used to be divided into two parts by a big wall so people couldn't get from one part of Berlin to the other part of Berlin. Checkpoint Charlie was a place where people could cross into the other part of town if allowed. Today Checkpoint Charlie is not a real checkpoint anymore, but a tourist attraction.

There were also some pieces of the wall at Checkpoint Charlie. Although I did wonder if they were real pieces of the wall, because some had paintings of the same artist on both sides! How did she do that if she wasn't allowed to go to the other part of the city? I don't think those Charlie people would have thought painting a wall was important enough to be allowed to cross.


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I like the paintings! Great pics!

Hammie Hamster said...

Hello Sullivan,

We are relly enjoying your posts about Berlin! They made us feel a bit like we were there too instead of being very busy during the last weeks of school! Now it's time to take it easy for some weeks, hope to make more posts, missed that, but G. wasn't feeling okay... We've got a real piece of the wall in our home, G's brother and parents went there when the wall was just opened/ fallen and they took a hammer with them to get a piece of the wall! It was still allowed then, don't think it is now... :-) perhaps we'll see eachother during our holiday?

Sullivan McPig said...

@Hammie: I hope so. Let me know when you're in town :-)

Jerry and Ben said...

Love the photos! But we think you should suggest that they change the name to Check Point Jerry and Ben, hehe Dadee has a little piece of the old wall, because he studied German and love to travel to Europe too.