Some structures remain the same over the years while other change, figuratively speaking. Today’s city has one of those monuments.  Constructed between 1788 and 1791, Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate was originally erected as a city gate and represented peace. Years passed as did governments and rulers. Since then the gate has symbolized triumph, victory, militarism, division and now freedom and the re-unification of Berlin and Germany.

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

Brandenburg Gate, which in was closed off in 1961 as part of the Berlin Wall that separated West Berlin from communist East Berlin was opened after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. In 2001 the gate was renovated and restored to it’s original glory.

This photo is from Wikimedia Commons. It was taken and is owned by Thomas Wolf, 

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