Sunday, 28 September 2008

Berlin Wall Walk

I know how to pick a day to plan something.

Alexander's birthday last year we had the Love Parade (think Sydney Mardi Gra Parade). The kids were highly amused at those outfits that day (or lack of outfits in some cases)

Today we planned the beginning of the Berlin Wall Walk. We will walk the entire length of the wall in the next 12-18 months. 137 kilometers all up.

Some of the other families are joining us as well.

Today we had planned to meet at Potsdamner Platz and walk to the East Side Gallery - a 7km walk.

The Berlin Marathon was on today. Potsdamner Platz was fenced off for the runners. To get to the meeting place (near the remaining pieces of Wall), we had to walk under the S Bahn Walkways. Once we were all there, we had to walk back under the S Bahn to begin our walk.

Lots of people around, and amazing people running the marathon! It was a great day for it, not too warm, and no rain!

4 families altogether, 8 kids, 8 adults. It was a great walk.

I didn't take any photos along the way ( This is the 3rd time I have done this length of the Wall)

But we took photos of the kids at the beginning and the end of the 7km walk. We might try and get all of them to write a little bit about the walk, and see if they can submit it into the school newsletter??

1 comment:

Helen said...

Looks like The Wall has changed quite a bit over the past few years. I was in Berlin in 2000, just after it was opened and people had started pulling it down... I had never wanted to go to Berlin before.
It was still shivery scarey, and the train ride through East Germany was very depressing. the East Germans were really suffering, cos they had lost their jobs and prices had gone up, but they were glad it had happened becasue they could see a brighter future for their children.

Helen from Hobart