The Berlin Wall: Divide and Isolation

berlin wall

Above is a photograph I took of the Berlin wall whilst investigating and exploring Berlin. In terms of loneliness, the wall made me think about the divide between east and west germany and how lonely it may have been if friends or family were on a different side of the wall to you. I cannot begin to imagine how isolated and alone some people would have felt during that time. There was job opportunity in the east of Germany, however, people were made to work and had limited freedom. They were stuck in a routine of isolationism. People were not allowed to travel from the east to the west. The windows in East Germany were blocked off so they couldn’t see the west, living in the east was very isolated.

This is something I could investigate further, it allowed me to think about a new angle of loneliness in cities and to think about the history of my theme.

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