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Peter Van den Wyngaert

#SaveTheSummer

Heiner Straesser

1989, November 9th

Bornholmer Strasse, Berlin, Germany

January 17th, 2020

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Caption

On 09.Nov.1989 Günter Schabowski said in a live broadcast press conference that from now on the citizens of the GDR were free to travel. As a result, more and more people gathered here at the border crossing to visit the western part of Berlin. After Harald Jäger, the head of the border crossing, had received no official instructions, he opened the border at around 11:30 pm and stopped all checks on persons. With this he initiated the opening of all GDR border crossings.

Today, there is a small memorial with remains of the Berlin Wall, information panels and pictures from that night.

Equipment

Canon EOS 5Ds, Canon 17-40mmL @ 17mm, Panoramahead Berlebach MR190, Rotator Berlebach P103, Tripod Berlebach 943/P

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