Berlin is a very flat city, but did you know that Berlin has a hill? And there’s an artificial waterfall running down it, which gets turned off in winter to stop the pipes freezing! But in the summer, it’s on and the sight and sound of running water from the top of Viktoriapark in the middle of the city is something to be savoured.
BBQ season is in full swing this summer, and what better place to enjoy the weather than on the runways of the former Tempelhof Airport?!
What’s your favourite place for a BBQ?
I recently met this lady on the U-bahn (Berlin underground/subway), born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) in 1937, who advises us all to practice yoga!
I would like to recommend the movie, ‘The Invisibles’ by Claus Raefle from 2017. It’s a part documentary, part dramatisation film that depicts the fates of some of the approximately 7000 Jewish Germans who went into hiding in Berlin during WWII. Footage of interviews with four of the survivors is intercut with dramatic re-enactments to tell a remarkable story of courage and tenacity.
On tour in the Jewish quarter today and saw many new ‘stumble stones’ (plaques dedicated to Holocaust victims, usually at their former residences) with floral tributes. Although the stones almost always describe deportation and murder, do note ‘Oskar Adler, born 1902, survived with assistance.’
Annual tour with the Calgary Stampede crew: annual outing of my cowboy shirt!
Gorgeous day with this pair in town for Berlinale!
When you really need those spices, we can always find somewhere in Kreuzberg to get them!
It’s never too cold for some Cold War history!