Stephen Green: A Photo Essay Rebuttal to May Day





Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has since been featured in publications as diverse as Guard Experience Magazine, The New Individualist, TCS Daily, and right here at PJ Media. Along with frequent appearances on PJTV, he was also the host of PJM Political on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio. Steve lives with his wife and son in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

Will Collier found an amazing essay from photographer Stefan Koppelkamm. He toured East Germany just after the Wall was knocked down (it did not “fall”) — and then went back this century to shoot the same locations. The before-and-afters will shock you....

Do yourself a favor and click the link to see them all.

I’d like to add a few words to compliment Koppelkamm’s photos.

I toured West Germany for a month on a school trip with a dozen other 15-year-old boys during the summer of 1984. We stayed five days in West Berlin, which we arrived at by taking the train through the Communist East. At the inter-German border, DDR soldiers with machine guns boarded the train and inspected everyone’s papers quite thoroughly. They ran wheeled mirrors under each car, searching for stowaways and contraband. When we arrived at the Wall, the soldiers disembarked and repeated the mirror procedure. Only then were we allowed into West Berlin. The lights and simple cleanliness of the city were a welcome relief from just a few hours of the dirty and drab East German countryside....



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