|Ian's Bike: Stray Bullet|
- can they hold our weight?
But biking here is irresistible. Seattle - for all of it's calls of "green-friendly bike city" - requires serious discipline making it up ferocious hills, braving narrow streets, and aggressive drivers. We just can't hack it there. But Berlin is (mostly) devoid of hills, has wide bike-laned boulevards, and if not joyous car & pro bike drivers - they are accepting of their fate in sharing the road.
So spring is here & we've taken to the roads. Rapturously, shakily riding the streets of Berlin. And what a lot there is to see.
|ebe's Bike: Lady Girl|
|Jewish School in Prezlauer Berg|
Quiet in these pics, Mariannenplatz is covered in people for MyFest (MayDay). An old hospital dominates the square and hosts art events.
Graffiti, graffiti everywhere. How I love thee.
|Lebowski on Berlin Wall|
And bierbike stag party:
My parents were intimidated by a protest in Bratislava, but it's hardly a day in Berlin without a call for social reform.
...and awesomely weird public art! Ian passes this place on his commute to work everyday. We had time to make use of it on our bike ride of leisure.
|Old Scultheiss Brewery|
|Kreuzberg Church & U-Baahn line|
|Nikolaikirche, Rotes Rathaus, Fernsehturm|
In spite of our continual jabs at Wedding, we are starting to really like our neighborhood.
|rose garden starting to bloom|
BIG plus - we found a swimming pool with slide 5 minutes from the house. I think our summer plans are established. (We went, we swam, we conquored)
Fallen in love with our nearby park. And old people being all cute.
You can barely make out people on the grass past the trees, but they are hilarious. This large group of older Turkish gentlemen appear frequently and play bocce ball - cursing all the while.
Time for a break....
|Volkspark am Weinbergsweg|
These are just tidbits of what we've seen this spring in Berlin with more and more places added to my listing of favorites: In Love with Berlin.