Most people were happy to see the Berlin Wall fall. Though she's no Soviet, one woman regarded it like a fallen lover.
Erika Eiffel, the founder of the Objectum Sexual International Forum, has a romantic relationship with the Berlin Wall, an off-beat romance that is highlighted in the new episode of National Geographic Channel's "Taboo."
"What attracts me to the Berlin Wall is that here's an object that has been created to do a purpose that everyone detests," she told the show.
And to the wall? She whispers gently, "I feel how hungry you are to be loved, with an open heart, not with a chisel and hammer."
Interestingly, she has an open relationship with iconic European structures, and she's also married to the Eiffel Tower. But it's the crumbled symbol of a former world power that goes to bed with her at night. Well, a model of it, anyway.
"What is intimate for us might not be considered intimate for humans," she said.
On a smaller -- yet no less non-human scale -- is Edward Smith, who gives the term "body shop" another meaning. Just ask his 1974 Volkswagon Beetle. Her name is Vanilla.
"Most folks take it to a certain point, but for me, I identify her as a love mate," he said.
For more, check out "Taboo" on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday, June 12 at 9PM ET/PT.