Wednesday, January 19, 2005

A piece of the Berlin Wall

Walls… the word evokes in us a sense of boundaries, partitions, barriers, barbed wire fences, borders, fortification, confinement, imprisonment, captivity… walls…

The Great Wall of wonder in China. Wailing walls of faith in Jerusalem. Political walls dividing Berlin and West Bank. And unmitigated lawless liberal graffiti. Freedom of expression on walls that are the very antithesis of freedom… in a world of inherent contradictions.

One such slice of the past here, now relegated to being a mere tourist attraction.


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