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East German military guarding the Brandenburg Gate in 1966 at the height of the Cold War (and perhaps at the height of my naivety in thinking they would not mind being photographed).

Since its construction began in the late eighteenth century, the Brandenburg Gate has played a highly symbolic role throughout Germany's history. During the Nazi period, it became a symbol for fascist Germany. From 1961-1989 the Brandenburg Gate was located in the no-man's land between East and West-Berlin and symbolised Berlin as a divided city.

For Jack: I used Neat Image, a slight levels adjustment via the middle picker, and contrast masking.

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