When I visited Brussels back in 2009, I had a fascinating “encounter” near the European Parliament. It was an exhibit made of parts from the Berlin Wall!
I have never been to Berlin, but growing up, the Berlin Wall was something that was all too real and even from a young age I could understand the absurdity of such a thing.
I also remember the 9th of November 1989 as one of the happiest historical event of my life, one that generated in my mind as well as in the one of millions of Europeans immense hopes for the future.
Some were fulfilled (the end of the Cold War and of the Soviet Union) some were not (the European Union today is nothing but a sad joke), but I still cherish this day, and seeing those parts of the wall for the first time it gave a physical reality to those memories.