Twenty years after the wall

twenty-years-after-the-wallCan you believe it’s been twenty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall?

One of my friends, photographer Enzo Amato was there the night the wall came down.

Here is his story;

‘One night, while wandering around the eastern part of Berlin, I witnessed that very moment that would change our world forever. I never expected it, but would often think about it with anticipation when I used to cycle up and down the west side of the wall.

That very night, on one of my many visits to the east, I was leaving Alexander Platz to go to Friedrichstraße to catch the train home back to west Berlin in Neukolln. That night trains were unusually crowded and there was a lot of confusion and excitement. Thankfully my German partner at the time, Rosemarie, realised what was going on and pulled me into the mass crowds of people for a long night of celebration at Check Point Charlie.

I was totally and deeply taken by this event and my deep curiosity to capture the changes that were unfolding before my eyes drove me to take my camera on trips between the east and west so I could relive these moments again and again, memories in images that will stay with me forever.’

– Enzo Amato

Please note that this story was first published in Enzo’s newsletter. Apologies to anyone who has already read it and a big thank you to Enzo for letting me share it with you.

For further information about Enzo Amato, please visit www.enzoamato.com

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