Since the Wall fell. And the whole cascading fall of the evil empire was started. Why do humans have to do such horrible things to each other? Create such a sick society? There’s a lot to be improved nowadays too. We have to constantly strive for openness and truth.
I was in Berlin this summer, a very short visit. Last visit was in 1995. It had changed quite a lot. Had a wonderful evening with a friend I had not seen in six years. She as a local took me to all kinds of nice places. Artists working in an abandoned building (some very nice steel plate artwork for sale there by the way, if I was rich and had a huge villa to fill with artwork, I’d shop there), some river boats, the numerous bridges, the weird Potsdamer Platz, and all around architecture and nice parks. I even saw the place where allegedly Döner Kebap was invented. All in all a relaxed and boheme place. Somewhat smelly, yes, but lively.