I lived in West Berlin most of the 80s, and I made it to the East several times before that celebrated 9th of November. Monochrome indeed. I’ve always described it as grey, given the drab concrete architecture that dominated post-war construction.

But your observation about lack of advertising is spot on. I wonder what that never explicitly occurred to me before? So obvious.

What a night, though, that November 9th!

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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