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Split-second story: Staying or going?

30/05/2014

 

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© aNadventures

As I was walking down Bernauer Straße the other night, I noticed a statue of a soldier jumping over barbed-wire. It’s the sculpture of Hans Conrad Schumann who was a guard at the construction site of the Berlin Wall in August 1961. In an unsupervised moment, he jumped over the wire, leaving the Soviet zone behind. A West German photographer captured Schumann’s escape. The picture became a famous Cold War icon.

 

For further split-second stories, have a look at this week’s Photo Challenge

 

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13 Comments
  1. Bess Jones permalink

    I like this 🙂

    • Thank you! Just one of those things I had to capture. 🙂

      • Bess Jones permalink

        I never remembered seeing it when I lived in Berlin. Maybe I did, and I just didn’t notice 🙂

  2. LOL, coming or going – perfect!!

  3. @Bess: Yes, it’s such a historical place. There are famous as well as hidden stories around almost every corner. We live with them but we don’t always notice them, do we?

    @Tina: Thank you!

  4. Lovely photo and equally amazing history behind the artwork…!!! Thanks for sharing. Do visit my blogs as well.

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