25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

25th years ago on 9th November 1989 the Berlin Wall came down. It had been one of the icons of the Cold War, the barrier that divided the socialism of East Berlin and capitalist West Berlin for nearly 40 years!

Take a look at a collection of photographs documents the Berlin Wall and its art before and after it’s fall.

Red Dope on Rabbits, 1984

Elephant Key on the Berlin Wall, 1984.

View from the West Berlin side of graffiti art on the wall in 1986.

A view of a section of the Berlin Wall in 1988 showing an abandoned building on the East Berlin side, 1988.

Graffiti art on Berlin Wall by Thierry Noir, 1980s

Thierry Noir at work on the Berlin Wall, 1980s.

Section of Keith Haring’s mural Berlin Wall 1986 Photograph: http://www.kuzdas.eu © Heinz J. Kuzdas

Days before the Berlin Wall is torn down, Germans gather at the wall, 1989.

November 9, 1989: Celebration at the Brandenburg Gate

Demonstrators pull down a segment of the Berlin wall at Brandenburg gate in November 1989

Fall of the Berlin Wall. West Berlin, November 9, 1989.

West Germans celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall, November 11, 1989.

Graffiti art on Berlin Wall after the fall.

Graffiti on Berlin Wall by Banksy

To mark the 25th anniversary of the fall the Berlin Wall, the border between East and West has been lit up by 8,000 luminous white balloons. The art project named ‘Lichtgrenze 2014’ (border of light) is created by artist Christopher Bauder and his film-maker brother Marc.

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