- The space, Berlin has a population of just over 3 million in a space not much smaller than London that houses over 8 million.
- The trees, they are everywhere.
- The vistas, they do a fabulous one point perspective vista.
- The history, every street has a story and you are never more than a stone throw from an iconic piece of architecture
- The Hamburg Hofbahnhof, one of the most excitingly curated art galleries in the world
- The footwear, every shop sell such beautiful footwear Think! Birkenstock, I love how sensible/comfortable everything is.
- The coats, oh such beautifully cut coats they mix them up with their boots to perfection.
- Vapiano They have branches all over the place but I have only been to the ones in Berlin, it is such a lovely venue, cheap and easy to use.
- Fantastic train links, truly their infrastructure is a marvel
- The smell, they have sewer covers with ventilation holes, THE SMELL is horrible.
- The exchange rate, OK that is not quite their fault but it is a real pain.
- The bloody aggressive cyclists.
- That I have never been there on my own, yes I KNOW that is not their fault either.
So you see what is not to love. I would LOVE to spend a couple of days there on my own just to get a feel of the gallery scene. I know where most small galleries are in London but just have not got a handle on where they are in Berlin.
It will be a while before I return so instead will live vicariously through literature instead.
If you have a moment this weekend to spare please check out this amazing Flickr site. Truly inspirational. The link is to my favourite image which I found by getting involved in this excellently curated Flickr Pool, which of course I am contributing to.
I wanted SO much to see this, but I am bogged down at work and I now have to queue AGAIN to try and send off Kitty's passport, which is akin to a blood sport in this country.