Twenty-five years ago this week, the unthinkable happened. On November 9, 1989, East Germany opened the gates, allowing its citizens to travel west. On a recent tour of Berlin, I was struck by how often the "unthinkable" suddenly becomes reality,
Amid the grey cobblestones that line the narrow streets of this ancient city are some that seem to demand the attention of a passer-by. A closer look reveals that these cobblestones are, in fact, brass plated and each one has a small history lesson engraved on it.