(Buried in my blog’s Archives are many emotions and experiences from my first years as an American living in another country. I’d like to let them see the light again! So, on occasional Fridays, I’ll share my favorites in a “Flashback Friday” type of reblog format.)
Recently I’ve enjoyed a comments conversation with aNa, “a language loving German with Colombian roots” who spent a year and a half as a study-abroad student in Izmir, Turkey. (Yes, it’s a very interesting blog!) She’d posted a night-time photo of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin that brought back powerful memories about my time living in Berlin. As I’ve shared earlier, I was only there for two years, 1982 – 1984. But what an intense time it was!
Because of our conversation, I thought this week’s “Flashback Friday” post should highlight another memory of that time. It includes just a few written thoughts, and three images that captured that experience as a member of the military, our reality behind the Wall, and (if you squint) me two days away from the birth of our oldest daughter.
West Berlin, Germany
(May and July, 1983)
… a few photos from that time “behind the Wall” …