Here I was in Berlin, after a quite short time in Hamburg and Lübeck. This was the time I start to feel I would prefer a longer stay in one city while traveling. But anyway, I was in a more fascinating city at the moment, especially for a history lover like me.
The Brandenburg Gate was built between 1788-1791 by the Prussian king. On the top of the gate is the bronze statue of goddess of victory, Nike (yes, you see it right!). It was heavily damaged in the WWII, and it became part of the Berlin Wall in the period of cold war.
Standing in front of it, it’s very difficult to imagine how many kinds of emotions this gate bearing? Victory and glory, but also shattered country, shattered city... I hardly discussed with my German friends about how they think about the separation of Germany and Berlin, we mainly talked about the Nazi. But I can feel its importance in the German history that influenced generations of people, and can even say it shapes part of the people’s thoughts, can’t I?
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