Tuesday, November 29, 2005
enjoying the "scene" in a building in Mitte called Tacheles -now an art centre saved after the wall came down as it was in the east - squatted by young artists and now has been saved again as it is, rather than being renovated like almost all the other buildings (from war damage), mostly for tourists.
Saturday, November 26, 2005
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Saturday, November 19, 2005
It has been hard to believe that it's almost December - the weather has been very nice most of the time, with sunny days and blue skies. We had a little snow, but it soon melted. The apartment I'm sharing with Myra is on the fifth floor (up eight flights of stairs - no elevator) of a typical prewar building in Berlin. The blocks are built round a courtyard (hinter hof) so every room has a window. Apart from having to lug everything up all the stairs, the flat is quite luxurious with central heating and nice rooms - kitchen, bathroom, large front bedroom with tv (that's Myra's room) and another with a sliding wall off the kitchen (that's mine) - I have been doing some drawing in there and I like the access to the kitchen sink.
Beds are comfy and I can get BBC world service on the radio or play cd's too.
Since my old laptop was stolen just before the trip, I managed to finance the purchase of a new mac ibook through the university and have been learning gradually how to use it here. I also bought a new little digital camera and have been enjoying documenting my trip and downloading the pics each night.