09 November 2009


9 November is sometimes referred to as Schicksalstag, or "fateful day," in German history because several major events have taken place on that day (see Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schicksalstag). Most recently, of course, was the fall of the Berlin Wall twenty years ago. Today, to commemorate the reunification of Germany, Jessee and I made a Berlin Wall cake for our German staff member. This evening, in an act of solidarity, we tore it down and ate the sugary rubble.

Building the Wall

Layering on excessive amount of frosting (note: this is not historically accurate, the wall was not edible).

Nearly complete.

Graffiti. You can tell this is the view from the East because of the hammer and sickle.

The finished product.

Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

We're a very international group here at SFS (just the other day, as a group of us were walking down the street, it occurred to me that we were two Americans, a Brit, an Italian, a Dominican, a Mexican, and a TCI Belonger). The best part about it is that we have lots of extra holidays to celebrate.

Listen to this interesting story from NPR about the fall of the Berlin Wall:

1 comment:

  1. You guys crack me up. This is fantastic.