Berlin 1989

Twenty years ago today I packed up my cameras, Fodor's Berlin guide and a primitive 286 computer (anyone remember those?) and flew to Berlin to cover the fall of the Berlin Wall and the demise of communism in Eastern Europe. It was heady times in both the East and West  and an amazing assignment and adrenalin rush for a young journalist. I ended up traveling from Poland to Turkey on that trip with my work ending up in the Globe and Mail, Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor and a number of other publications.

I still have a small piece of painted concrete on my desk I managed to chip off the wall with a burrowed rock hammer in those photo.

Here is a small gallery of some of those pictures from in and around the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall 20 years ago this week …more.