Saturday, November 14, 2009

Search for the Berlin Wall

Monday was the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I had recently heard from my friend, the famous techie Eric Evans, that Portland, Maine has its own little section of the wall, so on Monday I went down to the Old Port to take a look. Indeed, there it was standing on Long Wharf near Di Millos Floating Restaurant.

There are 39 places in the U.S. that have sections of the wall, places like the Nixon Library, Reagan Library, and Loyola Marymount University. I can't find any references about how and why Portland got its little piece of perestroika.
As you can see, I had to use flash on the camera at 4:15 pm.
Jay's Oyster Bar is just across the parking lot behind the wall sections, so I popped in for a bakers dozen of "raw and naked" oysters that I've taken a liking to since living here. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the little guys.

1 comment:

  1. I keep wondering why the commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall doesn't generate more excitement. What a day and night that was! Young people laying it all on the line. Congratulations on having and honoring a bit of this historical rock but oh, those poor little naked sea life. I guess, if you're going to count the two-week seasons, we have four - although spring here is sometimes counted off in days, not weeks.