Photography Of The Month. Riding Historic Berlin.

50 years ago on August 13 1961, the German Democratic Republic (GDR or East Germany) started the construction of the Berlin Wall. At the time, the  Soviet dominated Eastern Bloc officially claimed that the wall was erected to protect its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the “will of the people” in building a socialist state in East Germany…

Practically, the Wall served to prevent the massive defection and exodus from the communist Eastern Bloc during the post world war II period. German born photo journalist Horst Roesler traveled again to the German capital aboard the Custom Chrome Europe “Street Glide” Bagger to report on the most scenic and historical points of Berlin and brought back a lot of pictures, including these that I like very much.

The official date on which the “Iron Curtain” fell is considered to be November 9, 1989, but of course it took much more time for the “wallpeckers”(Mauerspechte) to completely tear down the wall. By the way, if you visit Europe, visit Berlin now a beautiful monuments and very hip city with a huge art scene. 21-page full story at Custom  Chrome Europe.

7 Responses to “Photography Of The Month. Riding Historic Berlin.”

  1. 1 John E Adams Jul 24th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Inspirational work Horst -;0)

  2. 2 tom wroblewski Jul 25th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    COOL ‘;’;’;’;

  3. 3 Darryl Jul 25th, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    FYI, for those of you going to Sturgis, there is a piece of the Berlin wall and other cold war artifacts in Rapid City on display next to the convention center.

  4. 4 martin Twofeather Jul 25th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    This is great thanks Cyril….

  5. 5 F. Brechter Jul 25th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Cyril is the most/highest educated person of the industry. Always learning something interesting.

  6. 6 Kustoms and Choppers Jul 25th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Now those are amazing pics!

  7. 7 nuno maroco Jul 26th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Steel have vinil disc Pink Floyd “The Wall”.
    Very important part of History.
    All the Best!

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