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In pictures: 8,000 glowing balloons mark the former route of the Berlin Wall

Posted at 5:15 pm, November 10, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Design, Hotels & Travel, Photos of London
LICHTGRENZE Berlin Wall 3. [Credit: Fall of the Wall 25]

In Berlin, a new public installation commemorating 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall wowed the city over the weekend.

Lichtgrenze – that’s ‘border of light’ – consists of 8,000 glowing balloons, marking the path of the original Berlin Wall.

25 years of fall of the Berlin Wall

It snakes through the city for a remarkable 9.3 miles.


This visualisation of the piece, from above, captures the scale of the route:


For context, that’s like walking all the way from Shepherd’s Bush to Stoke Newington via Shoreditch:

Shepherds Bush to Shoreditch

Of course, it’s also a stark reminder of quite how bonkers the actual Berlin Wall was.

Naturally, the piece has drawn the attention of photographers from across the city: 

Berlin Wall

[Photo: Websenat]


[Photo: Jakob]

Berlin Wall, Berlin, LICHTGRENZE

[Photo: O.Horbacz]

LICHTGRENZE, Berlin, 25 years, Berlin Wall

[Photo: Websenat]

LICHTGRENZE, Berlin, Fall of the Wall

 [Photo: Websenat]

And counter to the debate over the future of the Tower of London’s poppies, Lichtgrenze was in place for just 50 hours, from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening.

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