Get BlazeTV
News

See the Route Where, 25 Years Ago, the Berlin Wall Stood. Now Something 'Beautiful' Stands There Instead.

“The wall was heavy, was big, was dark. We wanted to contrast it with something ephemeral, light and potentially beautiful.”

Image via Twitter

On Nov. 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall came tumbling down.

Now something very different stands in its place: the “Lichtgrenze,” or Border of Light.

Image via New York Times Image via New York Times

As the New York Times reported, the Lichtgrenze is a massive installation of 8,000 illuminated, biodegradable balloons, tracing the route of the wall that divided the Communist-controlled eastern part of Berlin from the western parts of the city.

The installation was the work of Berlin lightning designer Christopher Bauder, 41, and his brother Marc.

“The wall was heavy, was big, was dark,” Bauder told the Times. “We wanted to contrast it with something ephemeral, light and potentially beautiful.”

Watch how the remarkable way the Lichtgrenze came together — and see what it means to the people of Berlin — in the video below:

Follow Zach Noble (@thezachnoble) on Twitter

One last thing…
Watch TheBlaze live and on demand on any device, anywhere, anytime.
try premium
Exclusive video
All Videos
Watch BlazeTV on your favorite device, anytime, anywhere.
Subscribe Now
Recommended
Daily News Highlights

Get the news that matters most delivered directly to your inbox.