Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Today in History

According to Wikipedia, the 9th of November 1989 was the day the Berlin Wall fell. Canberrans - and those passing through - can see a piece of it at the Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah:

On the left-hand side of the driveway into the club building you can see a large segment of the Berlin Wall. It weighs 3.5 tonnes and stands 3.6 metres high by nearly two metres wide, it once stood in Potsdamer Platz close to the Brandenburg Gate.

It is the largest section of the Wall in Australia and was unveiled on 3 October 1992 by Dr. Roever, the then Minister-Counsellor and Deputy Head of the German Embassy.

It is dedicated to peace and unity throughout the world.

Posted by Dean @ 11/09/2004 07:11:00 pm

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Wow. I've been to the Harmonie German club dozens of times to play pool (back when they had $1 tables) and never knew that that piece of the wall was the biggest in Australia.

Cool :)

Posted by Blogger Mick @ Wednesday, November 10, 2004 12:56:00 am #
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