We decided to head over to the East Side Gallery to cover the last bit of the wall we have yet to see. The East Side Gallery, just in case you are exactly like me and have no idea what it is, is a 1.3 km of the Berlin wall which is covered in Graffiti and paintings and is one of Berlin most famous symbols and the world's longest open art gallery. It represent peace and reunion. It is also a very good place to let the kids loose.
|Kids in spring collection|
And in the photos you can hardly even see all the broken bottles and leftover food bits that were spread around the park. I have no idea why, but after a certain age where young people see "cool" and "trendy" and "up and coming" all you can see is - really really dirty. Gosh, I am old.
To be honest I am not a big fan of graffiti as an art form. I have always been more of a museum kind of girl, but the East side Gallery is quite impressive. The amount of time and effort that went into creating each of those paintings is amazing, and as for the message of peace an unity - how can I resist?
|Yon touching the blue. He only touched the blue for some reason.|
|Ron said he relates to this one, as he still misses Daisy from London :)|
|Kids and wall|
|Had to put this one in, because....Well, I look so skinny!|
Of course we toured the more famous side as well, where the graffiti was much more political and opinionated than on the other side. And also in much worse shape.
|McDonalds is so ready for summer.|
So all in all - a success.