"It was New Year's Eve 1968, and Miriam Weber was going over the Wall."
Aerial view of Brandenburg Gate, 1967
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An aerial view of the Brandenburg Gate in 1967, with the wall curving round in the foreground. This is what would have confronted the young Miriam Weber. Extending away eastwards is the main thoroughfare of Unter den Linden, and the tall Fernsehturm can be seen in the distance.