Thursday, 4 July 2013
Where the streets have long names.
I ditched the fellas for a day and did a tour with these guys yesterday (the LF did a tour on Sunday...more history based.....not so much my thing. He's also off to do this on Friday night which should be interesting!!). It was a bit of fun to get out in the city solo, conquer the transport system and my fear of me 'non sprecken zie deutche' (makes me feel like I'm in a bad B-grade movie when I say this!).
My tour guide was a gorgeous young Berliner who has grown up in Prenzlauer Berg...... spent a year in Australia and has fallen for a Aussie Lass who has returned to the land of Oz, much to his dismay.
Anyway, he was a wealth of information....none of which I will spout off here for fear I'll jumble it all together, Chinese whispers style. Suffice to say it's a fascinating city full of intrigue. The more you know about this place the more you want to know. If it wasn't for the winters here I would definitely be keen to spend a lot more time getting to know this place.
Here's a little insight into Berlin's street art. Which is endlessly apartment. I also love the dialogue these artists have with the people on the street. El Bocho's Lucy was a favourite. Wherever you find Lucy there will be a cat somewhere within the next 2 blocks. It's based on a cartoon Bocho watched as a kid however with a slight twist. The cats in this series, unfortunately, have all come to an untimely end at the hand of Lucy.....a little grim but I loved them.
We ended the tour here in Jamaica. Which was kind off fun too.
Today was spent park hopping and shopping but that's another post.