Symbolic Art: Berlin Wall Dominoes Fall (11 pics)


As a symbolic gesture, the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is being celebrated today with Domino Aktion. These 1,000 8-foot tall dominoes will topple along parts of the former Berlin Wall on November 9, 2009 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The dominoes have been painted by schoolchildren and students in Germany and around the world and bear messages of peace and hope. Their aim is to raise awareness of walls around the world that continue to exist.

"The day represents great change, for along with the fall of the Berlin Wall many other walls and barriers fell, not only here," the organizer of "Domino-Aktion" told the Wall Street Journal.

The first one will be pushed over at the same hour East Germans began hammering on the wall in 1989.

Above photos by Frankinho on Flickr

Above photos by Dominoaktion

It's just another great example of how art can help make us remember our shared experiences.


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Comment by heather on November 16, 2009 at 1:50pm
Something to remember and worth celebrating!!
Can't believe it was 20 years ago!
Comment by Fatima on November 9, 2009 at 2:39pm
awesome!
Comment by Kevin on November 9, 2009 at 12:08pm
My family lived in Germany for four years and moved back to the states a week after the wall fell. The people who took over renting the house we were living in had just crossed over the border days earlier. They were reunited with family they had not seen in decades. The destruction of that wall is probably one of the most important things to happen in my lifetime. So anyways, any way to celebrate that is cool with me.
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