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an unusual place for the Berlin Wall

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On one of our visits to Universal Studios, Orlando, we discovered a piece of the Berlin Wall.  Not only was it an odd place to find such a thing, but it was tucked away round the corner at the side of the Hard Rock Cafe, in a place where it wouldn’t easily be seen by many passers by.  We found it because we were searching for a Geocache.  If you haven’t heard of Geocaching, it’s an outdoor treasure hunt, where you try to locate hidden containers using a given set of GPS co-ordinates (have a look here for more information).  The co-ordinates led us to this unusual piece of history.  There was no container with this one – we had to answer a few questions about its location, and submit a photo of it with our GPS to be able to claim that we had found it.

photo © iusedtobeindecisive

photo © iusedtobeindecisive

Here’s a close up of the plaque, with the GPS beside it.

photo © iusedtobeindecisive

photo © iusedtobeindecisive

I remember all the news coverage when the wall was coming down and people were climbing on it and attacking it with anything they could find.  I was quite surprised to see such a large ‘slice’ of it.  It’s such a significant piece of history that I wonder why it’s not more prominently displayed.

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3 thoughts on “an unusual place for the Berlin Wall

  1. There are bits this size all over the place. I think they just cut it into chunks of roughly the same size and gave them to people. The ones in Germany tend to have drawings on though. Weird to have a plain bit.

  2. Geocaching sounds like a lot of fun.

  3. I think it deserves a more prominent spot too 🙂

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