Barricade to Beautiful Green Belt

The Berlin Wall separated East and West Germany from 1961 to 1989. Families were separated and were not able to communicate or see each other. It was a terrible reminder of freedom taken away from the people living in East Germany.

It is hard to believe that something so awful – a brick wall, concrete piled high complete with guard towers and soldiers with rifles, could be changed into a beautiful area of trees, flowers and green grass; where people walk, bike, run and play with no restrictions.

Earth911 features an article on the changes that have taken place since the Berlin Wall was removed.  Today where the Wall was there is “870 miles of natural habitat”. http://www.earth911.com/inspire/former-german-divide-now-green-belt-sanctuary/

How wonderful for East Germany to have natural beauty to look at and appreciate.  Change has been for the better and hopefully it will remain a place for everyone to enjoy and a remembrance of how precious freedom is.

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About harrisandyou

I am passionate about saving natural resources and I enjoy sharing information about the environment and hope that one day we will all work together to create a healthier planet. I am a Zero Waste Specialist and concerned individual. I look forward to reading your comments!
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