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Checkpoint Charlie

After a picture of a very modern part of Berlin, one showing an important part of the history of the city. This is Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known border crossing of the Berlin Wall between West Berlin (American sector) and East Berlin (Soviet sector) during the Cold War, located in Friedrichstraße. It was named after the third letter in the NATO phonetic alphabet (Checkpoints Alpha and Bravo were other important crossings between east and west).

After the fall of the Wall, the checkpoint was removed in June 1990. The checkpoint has since become a tourist attraction and the a copy of the original guard house from the 1960s was later reconstructed. A large photo of a Soviet soldier (seen from the ‘American’ side) was also added, the other, ‘Soviet’ side has got the picture of an American soldier, see the picture I added to the Workshop (https://i1.trekearth.com/photos/12257/1227ws._checkpoint_charlie.jpg).

Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/250 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 552/100 mm
Date Taken: 2020-07-24 20:07
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 1585 k

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