Berlin 1989

In the fall of 1989 a friend and I were watching the unravelling of the Soviet Bloc countries in Eastern Europe. Being an experience journalist who have lived in Berlin she said this was the place to be in the next few weeks. I plunked down the credit card, secured an assignment guarantee and we landed in Berlin just days before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the opening of the Brandenburg Gate where there was a public ceremony with east and west politicians before the last border crossings were opened. These photos were taken in the three days around that euphoric event.