map of potsdam / cake at KaDeWe / former kitchen of king fredrick the great (seriously)
san souci palace / salmon delegates brot / the great dom
my new hat (fits over my hair and everything)
photographed with a fujifilm x30
I spent the last week in Berlin, and in order to properly write about it, I'm going to pull out a style I haven't used since my seventh grade creative writing class.
The weirdness is still there -in the graffiti that mysteriously appears over the fresh paint, in the couple in bondage leather carrying out groceries, in the young people with a pack of pugs outside Schloss Charlottenburg. It just doesn't feel like the kind of weirdness that can win over the tide of mainstream coming to clean it up. Then, there is the past. The past stands in the many palaces of Potsdam, where King Fredrick the Great and his relations built playground after playground, to escape the stress of a changing world. The most famous of these is named "Sans Souci" - "Without Worries" in French. The past lies in the one stretch of road no one will pave over, where the Berlin Wall separated so much more than just a city. It settles into the very corners, waiting not to sneak up on you, but to be found by those who are looking past their guidebooks, beyond what they expected to see.
*drops the mic*