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The East Side Gallery is a 1.3km-long section of Berlin Wall with 105 paintings by artists from all over the world as a memorial to the fall of Berlin Wall. The nearest section was also a 10-minute walk from our accommodation and we decided to visit it while waiting for our laundry to dry.
We decided to go to the furthest section first and took S-bahn to Ostbahnhof, one stop away. It took quite some time to figure out where exactly East Side Gallery starts.
Best of East Side Gallery:-
Of course not forgetting…
The sad thing was that there were many vandalism on the paintings. There were two names who kept appearing on dozens of the paintings: Dominic Khoo and Marc Neo. I wasn’t sure if they were sabotaged but if they did it on purpose it really made me feel ashamed of being from Singapore.
There was a break in the wall somewhere in the middle and there was a photo exhibition on the reverse side.
Since the fall of Berlin Wall, more walls (US-Mexico, Israel-Palestine, etc) had been erected than being torn down and many (Cyprus) still remained.
There was a gift shop near the Deadly Love painting and the sign passport stamping attracted us.
We decided to get our passports stamped with the DDR stamp (dated 9 November) for €1 each.
However, after stamping, I tried to pay using a €50 note but the owner didn’t have any change. We got the stamps for free instead. What a good start to the day!