Checkpoint Charlie was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War (1947–1991). All that remains is this guard post (probably not even the original one…)
This is part of the East Side Gallery in Berlin, an outdoor art gallery using a 1.3km long section of the original Berlin Wall. The wall ‘fell’ in 1989, and a few short sections have been preserved to reflect their historical significance. Most of the paintings in the gallery depict themes of peace or reconciliation.
With a bedroom looking out towards the Berlin TV Tower, our hotel was a perfect spot for a nighttime photo. A mini tripod on the windowsill and a long exposure were all that was needed to capture the light trails from the passing traffic.