Museum, The Kennedys

Museum, The Kennedys

I suppose it would have been more appropriate to have posted this a few days ago on the anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, but, quite honestly, I had forgotten that I had even taken a shot that would have any connection to the fabled president.

"A wall is a hell of a lot better than a war”

A lot has been made of JFK's not contesting the building of the Berlin wall. The thought being that it gave Khrushchev the impression that there would be no retaliation if the Soviets put missiles in Cuba. That might be impossible to figure out now but, whatever the case may be, it certainly didn't dampen Berliner's affection for Kennedy.

This museum, dedicated to him, is located in the Pariser Platz which is where the Brandenburger Tor is. I've mentioned it before but his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech was not made here but at West Berlin's city hall. Kennedy did come to see the Brandenburger Tor though and, had the Soviets not put up huge red banners to obstruct his view, Kennedy would have been able to see the building that now houses his museum.

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Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type: 18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length: 18 mm
35mm Focal Length: 27 mm
Exposure: 1/40 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 320
Views: 2367
Taken: 2009-06-05 16:12:07
Posted: 2011-11-30 | 15:42





Museum, The Kennedys

Museum, The Kennedys

I suppose it would have been more appropriate to have posted this a few days ago on the anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, but, quite honestly, I had forgotten that I had even taken a shot that would have any connection to the fabled president.

"A wall is a hell of a lot better than a war”

A lot has been made of JFK's not contesting the building of the Berlin wall. The thought being that it gave Khrushchev the impression that there would be no retaliation if the Soviets put missiles in Cuba. That might be impossible to figure out now but, whatever the case may be, it certainly didn't dampen Berliner's affection for Kennedy.

This museum, dedicated to him, is located in the Pariser Platz which is where the Brandenburger Tor is. I've mentioned it before but his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech was not made here but at West Berlin's city hall. Kennedy did come to see the Brandenburger Tor though and, had the Soviets not put up huge red banners to obstruct his view, Kennedy would have been able to see the building that now houses his museum.

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EXIF

Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type: 18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length: 18 mm
35mm Focal Length: 27 mm
Exposure: 1/40 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 320
Views: 2367
Taken: 2009-06-05 16:12:07
Posted: 2011-11-30 | 15:42