A perfect Day

When I first came to Berlin, it didn't seem like such a big city to me. I have no idea why I thought it was smaller than Paris. In fact it is twice the size, and the more I know it, the bigger it gets. 
There are so many "hidden places", so many treasures to discover, beautiful sites, beautiful squares and theaters and places, and if nothing else, beautiful people.

Today was one of the rare days in life that just seemed perfect. 
The Chinese say you should never praise the day until evening has come, and that is one of the hard and fast rules in life I stick to.

Okay, now, the evening has arrived and the past day held so many marvelous moments.

Starting out with a late night/early morning in a Kreuzberg bar with two delightful people and inspiring conversation, followed by a sweet and lazy sleep in, followed by a delicious breakfast, a stroll through Wedding's Brunnenstraße with a stop-by at the Trendmafia fashion market (taking place every first weekend in month and offering Berlin designed stuff), delicious ice cream from Bahnhof Friedrichstraße taken to the lively outdoor steps of the Grimm Center, and then ... the discovery of a wonderful, wonderful neighborhood: The surroundings of, and, the Palais am Festungsgraben.

This is a great place to hang out on a late Sunday afternoon.
Surrounded by this beautiful and yet so quiescent scenery. There are many gorgeous places in Berlin, but this one is really quiet!


  1. Mir hat sich der Reiz von Berlin ja noch nicht so wirklich erschlossen - bis auf die netten Menschen, die ich dort kenne und das Essen! Aber vielleicht sollte ich der Stadt noch eine Chance geben. Könnte natürlich auch sein, daß ich einfach zu "provinziell" bin!? ;-)


  2. Hi Achim, schön von dir zu hören :)

    Wenn du in Saarbrücken glücklich bist - is doch prima, oder? Warum in die Ferne schweifen ...

    Hoffe, bei dir ist alles im grünen Bereich!

    Grüße aus der schönsten Stadt, die ich kenne.