GPOYW — My part in history edition.
A while ago, October, 2009, to be more exact, the newscast I worked on asked me to do some video work. The story was an artist originally from Quebec who was returning to repaint his part of the Eastside Gallery as part of the events that marked the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. They also asked me to interview any other people who might be there that day, repainting their segments. As chance had it, this artist, Christine Kühn, was there. She spoke great English and hails from Cologne.
After the interview, I packed up my camera and she offered me a rubber glove.
“Would you put your hand on the wall as part of my piece?”
Obviously, I jumped at the chance and to this day, I can take people there and show them “my” part of the Berlin wall.
Photo by Donna.