Think!


There was a short film showing on a loop near Checkpoint Charlie in the days leading up to the balloon release. I find looking back at the times when Berlin was divided so interesting - the city has changed so much! Some parts of it are even unrecognizable from before. This was a sign the West Berliners put up to remind the young men in the watchtowers in East Berlin to think instead of shooting. Good advice, I think, but probably not heeded. For more signs, take a look at Signs, Signs.

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  1. More people should listen to this advice.

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    1. Thinking before doing anything is generally good advice!

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  2. I agree with Marleen. There would be less fighting. Great find.

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  3. It's true. I didn't recognize much earlier this year of what I had seen before when I last visited East and West Berlin/Germany. All for the good. All for the good.

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  4. Not heeded probably because they had no choice. I have a good friend who as an Ossi, when the time came for his military service said: 'please please pretty please don't let them send me to the border' because he knew that he might HAVE TO shoot...

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    1. Yes, if they didn't shoot, their loyalty would probably be questioned and they'd be in trouble too. Amazing to think these days are not so long ago...

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  5. Times that people would like to put aside, but also times that can't be forgotten. A great warning.

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  6. Reverse propaganda! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  7. Excellent sign. Perhaps it saved a few lives, but what a tragedy that people were killed trying to cross that wall. Can't believe the wall has been gone that long.

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  8. Great message. It could be useful in lots of places, I think.

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  9. Very interesting sign filled with history...

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  10. A reminder of how hard it was, and how tragic!

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  11. There are times it seems like it wasn't that long ago, and other times that it feels like another lifetime.

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  12. This is a somber message. The tension in those days must have been strong.

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  13. I doubt they did think, the ones I saw looked quite mean

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  14. A very grim reminder of how it used to be.

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