To be in Berlin and not to mention the Berlin wall, is impossible. The signs all around the city show you where the wall was standing.
While we look at it today as an attraction, take few pictures of it for fun and go home is easy but at the time of the wall's existance living in Berlin wasn't fun at all. Its presence can be even felt today, it's something you simply can't ignore. I just couldn't ignore the fact that a simple wall turned practically half of the city into a prison. All the pain, suffering, fears, hopes, and longing to cross over it and step into the freedom can still be felt like it was imprinted in some kind of spiritual dimension. The feeling was so vivid that I just couldn't stand next to the guard house to get a picture taken, without my eyes filling with tears. I wanted to cry so badly but I had to hold it in so the people around me didn't think I was crazy or something.