Usually I do not like helium balloons being used for celebratory reasons because hello, the earth is dying, BUT you know what? This is pretty freaking fascinating.
AND YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE? The balloons used were biodegradable because Germany is more environmentally conscious then the rest of us, so forget everything I just wrote.
Two summers ago I went to Berlin. We did a walking tour where I learned more than I ever did in a history book.
Over the weekend thousands of Berliners, of all ages, came out to walk along the old border, which was specially marked for the occasion. The Lichtgrenze or “border of light”, made up of 8,000 balloons, ran along a section of the fallen wall across central Berlin for 15km. The installation was created by Christopher and Marc Bauder, and here’s some background. It’s incredible.
And here are a few more pics from my trip just because.