Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Art from Germany

This striking postcard came from Ingrid in Germany. She has written an elaborate description on the back, and unfortunately her handwriting is quite cursive and I cannot quite make out the exact details but I think this is a piece of wall art painted on the Berlin Wall, which divided friends and family and symbolised a life without freedom. Many people painted messages on the wall - images of hope and contemplation, sadness and joy, adorning both sides in what was probably the most unique open air-gallery in the world, showing the hopes and dreams of many mostly unknown people.
I guess that means that it was lost when the wall came down, but at least these picture remain to remind us of what was done.

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