March 2nd, 2012
Photo of the Week: Quest For Freedom
lc-db provides us with this encouraging photo, wherein you’ll see a section of the Berlin Wall at the James Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. It might seem as if it’s just a chunk of concrete, but the sheer size and amount of wear evident on its exterior help to convey what its purpose in Germany represented.
When it came down in 1989, its remnants took on an entirely new meaning. As University President Malcolm Gillis said at its opening in 2001, it now speaks to “the human mind and the human spirit in its quest for freedom.”