Here’s a light-hearted colourful post to put a smile back on your face: a collection of the Berlin Wall art with the famous painting of ‘The Kiss’ depicting Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev kissing Erich Honecker, his East German counterpart.
The Berlin Wall was erected in 1961 and stood as a division of Europe for twenty-eight years until 1989 when the wall was torn down. Decades after it was brought down, David Hasselhoff is campaigning again but this time to keep the wall up after plans to make way for a new housing development.
This section of the Berlin Wall is near the centre of Berlin in Warschauer Platz and you can walk along this 1.3 km section known as the East Side Gallery with over 100 paintings by artists from all over the world.
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Here it is – THE KISS!
In contrast to the artwork, the riverside walk along the same piece of wall offers a photograph collection showing the social and political sides of other countries divided by walls around the world. If you're in Berlin – it is a must see.
I travelled from Amsterdam to Berlin on Busabout which is a hop on hop off service complete with like-minded travellers, a quirky guide, amazing coach driver, movies and music channels to plug into. The coach stops every two hours for a break and the chance to mingle with fellow Busabouters and you can even charge your electrical appliances as you go along – perfect for getting some work done on the journey.