9th November, 1989

A West German man uses a hammer and chisel to chip off a piece of the Berlin Wall as a souvenir.  A portion of the Wall has already been demolished at Potsdamer Platz.

It’s a grey Thursday afternoon in November, 1989.

I’ve finally got my college room organised to my satisfaction: single bed pushed lengthways against the window; side table at the foot, holding my hifi and a small lamp; big wooden desk and chair in front of the noticeboard on the adjacent wall.

I’ve got the radio of my hifi on, tuned to Radio 4, listening to the news…

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