WHAT?! For reals?!? The simple answer is yes…
Blogger Germerican Denglish recently posted a very important blog post that you should read, really – I mean it!!
You can find it here or here: They are tearing down history in Berlin! | Germerican Denglish.
Here is an excerpt from his blog, because I couldn’t have said it better myself…but you should click the above link and read the rest of it (and The Guardian article)!
The East Side Gallery. At 1.3 kilometers, it is the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall. It is also where, in 1990, artists from all over the world came together to create 105 paintings to document and memorialize the reunification of Germany. Thousands upon thousands of people visit the gallery every year. It is, by some reports, the 2nd most popular tourist attraction in Berlin. We actually just visited the gallery in February while in Berlin (that post is coming soon). So all in all, a pretty important part of history, right? Get this.
As reported by The Guardian, property developers want to remove a section of the wall. Bad, right? It gets worse. The reason want to remove a section is so that the inhabitants of a luxury apartment building will have direct access to the Spree river. Direct access! Are you f’ing kidding me? Your convenience is more important than a living piece of world history? It’s not enough that you have a luxury apartment AND you live across the street from one of the most important land marks to freedom in the entire world?What kind of self-important assh**e thinks their convenience is more important than world history? You can’t walk around? There’s already a hole there! I saw it. Hell, I walked through it. Do people in Paris complain about that pesky tower blocking their view of the sunset?
Go read it and then sign the petition!