This afternoon we took a stroll through Kreuzberg. The real goal was the Markhalle IX in Kreuzberg. There we wanted to go out to eat and shop, which we did. On this occasion, we embellished our walk through the city a little and looked at the corners that we would otherwise never get to or where we would cycle past without paying any attention to them. This includes, for example, the Sage Club on Köpenicker Straße, where there are some interesting things to see. Other places such as the Hallenflohmarkt an der Arena, Görlitzer Park, Markhalle IX, Mariannenplatz with the Kunsthaus Bethanien and Fontane-Apotheke, Oberbaumbrücke and in Friedrichshain had the RAW site, Simon-Dach-Straße and Boxhagener Platz we visited before. The direct comparison between Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain was also interesting. While more of the local neighborhood residents were on the move in Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain was (again) full of tourists.
about 3 hours ago
A tour around Lake Müggelsee was requested today. This is one of our standard rounds. "Take your racing bike" was the additional request. This turned into a very relaxed lap around the lake. With all the bike traffic, that was the best thing you could do. Right at the start of the tour along the Wuhle in the immediate vicinity of the Alte Försterei, we discovered a brooding swan on the narrow strip between the Wuhle and the paved path. When I arrived, two swan chicks and two eggs were still visible. But before I pulled out my smartphone, the swan mother had already sat down to continue brooding. It was astonishing that the swan was not at all disturbed by the people walking and driving close by.
6 days ago
After noticing that something was happening at the castle on my way home from work on Wednesday and Thursday (see photos), I thought on Friday that I would check again at the end of the week. When I drove to the Schlossplatz, I saw that there were already a lot of people and a heavy-duty crane. When I also happened to meet a good friend, I spontaneously decided to document the dome being put on. I made a time-lapse video from my video recordings: 1drv.ms/v/s!Am2aqqcy4Vkig7EgbUz2hycasEaYvQ?e=WMUosp
6 days ago
Today we discussed two alternatives: One was a city walk to visit some galleries. The other a hike to Biesdorf Castle to visit not only the castle and the castle park but also the current exhibition in the castle. As you can see, we chose the second alternative and have not looked back. Admission to the castle, park and exhibition is free. There is a café in the castle, where we enjoyed a café, cake and the wonderful view on the castle terrace. On the way there we took a look around the Friedrichsfelde Zoo. The way back led us past the Biesdorfer Baggersee.
May 24, 2020
With this hike we explored a connection between Hennigsdorf and Oranienburg along the Havel. Conclusion: The first and last 6 km of the route are nice to hike. The section in the middle, especially between the A111 and A10 between Hohenschöpping and Pinnow, is not recommended. There was a high level of noise pollution in the immediate vicinity of the motorways and it went along a building rubbish dump. There we had to hike along the landfill on tracks.
May 23, 2020
After shopping is before grilling, i.e. After I had bought the food to be grilled in Friedrichshagen this morning, we drove to our daughter in Steglitz this afternoon to have a barbecue in the garden. And then there was an ice cream in Schützenstraße for dessert. It was delicious 🌭🥗🍦😋
May 22, 2020
This afternoon our daughter invited us to a barbecue before the weather at the weekend is probably not so good. For this reason, I set off on my racing bike this morning into Bölschestrasse in Friedrichshagen to buy a few more items for barbecues from our trusted butcher.
May 22, 2020
There was culture for the Lord’s, Father’s or Ascension Day today. Since we were able to get tickets for the Monet exhibition in the Barberini, we took the S-Bahn to Potsdam and met a friend there to visit the remarkable exhibition in the Barberini. In the exhibition, I photographed all 108 pictures and posted them here so that everyone interested in art and Monet can get an impression. Except for the pale or washed-out ones and the snow pictures, I think the exhibition is great. It shows that Monet could handle and play with color wonderfully. And he obviously learned that in the course of his work, as the comparison with his early pictures clearly shows. However, the photos are not a real replacement for a visit on site. On the way back from Barberini to the S-Bahn station, we made a small detour via the Friendship Island and admired the beautiful perennial garden, in which a lot of greenery and flowers bloom naturally at this time of year.
May 21, 2020