November 8th, 2014: The city prepares for Sunday's event commemorating the fall of the wall.
November 9th, 2014: The crowd gathers on Heinrich-Heine-Strasse in anticipation of the balloon event.
More beautiful than the actual moment of the balloons' release were all of the laughter, tears, and reminiscences shared as everyone waited.
Finally, after 30 minutes of anticipation, excitement swept the crowd, a sea of cameras emerged, and a group on the corner spontaneously burst into song.
Up, up, and away they go!