|The train is approaching Berlin's central station|
|Berlin, near the central station|
|Noon in Spandau (looks like evening, doesn't it?)|
After all, we are on the same latitude as James Bay, Canada.
|These old houses have double windows|
I gave an angel to H, our host's wife. It was made by Yael in Israel, and H who comes from Japan was enchanted by the angel's naive charms and bright smile. So here's the guardian of a huge flat in a 1900 house in Berlin's quiet suburb Friedenau which means "Meadow of Piece". You can see H in a pic below, drinking hot wine punch.
|A star on top of each tent|
|A Berlin Xmas Tree|
|J seems to be listening to a sad story|
There was a stage on the market where young girls performed a ballet with the music of Caikovsky's "Nutcracker", it was quite enchanting, but much too crowded to get closer. So I shot this picture with a zoom in very dim light, holding my camera above people's heads. Berlin is having a large number of emigrants from Russia (mostly Jewish), so there is some culture worth mentioning establishing again.
The market was so crowded that I did not even have a chance to see the shops -- or rather: I almost panicked, honestly. I made an appointment with my friends to meet me in a near café and fled from the crowd. There was a queue of 200 yards length, people waiting to get in, so it was getting even worse.
|Brunch with a lot of kids|
|"Berlinische Galerie" -- Museum of Modern Art|
Some of you have requested to publish a video of my ukulele play, but I haven't got the technical means. I'm working on it.
P.S. A technical hint. I switched off the light box for my blog which can be done under "settings" -- in case you don't like it either.