more under the cut!
Despite the light tone of these, Friday's visit to the Wall and to the Asisi panorama made the day heavy and a little bit dark. I hadn't realized the impact it had on people, and what made it even harder for me was that it came down in my lifetime, but I can't remember. I was three. I remember other things, but not that. It's a natural process, but I still wish I'd realized. Also, it's hard for me to understand that a country like Germany was divided until so long in the 20th century. How can a wall like that hold out in a post-WWII world? It's mind boggling, for me. But the thing is, it did. And its effects are still in the people, in the buildings. They're everywhere.
It's a sad patch in History, but at the same time it made me feel so much closer to Berlin. It's a good thing that I got to see it.
And that I got to see it accompanied by this smile. It just warms my heart.
(taken by the wonderful Lina)
I think this is my favorite photo from the entire vacation. I just love how perfect we look, how urban it feels. I really do adore it.
(both pictures above were taken by Lina)
On Sunday, we went to the Zoo! It was so amazing!
(taken by Lina. Clearly. Also, I like monkeys.)
(also taken by Lina)
(yeah, the ones above were all taken by her)
I left the next day, and I was so sad I didn't have the heart to take pictures. I didn't want that kind of sadness to be caught on camera; I prefer to remember the city by the wonderful sights and the hands and the beauty around me.