I took this picture on a business trip to Berlin.
I knew embarrassingly little about Berlin before going, and I was expecting some sort of grim, gray, ex-Soviet place. Instead I found an exciting, colorful city that was as vibrant as any I’ve been to.
I also found that I had learned astonishingly little about the Cold War East-West division of the city in school. Fortunately, I got a chance to explore the open-air history exhibit that really presented the story well.
Also, if I remember correctly, my picture of the opposite side of this sign, which says “You are Entering the American Sector” has a McDonalds in the background, which seemed pretty fitting.