As every year, I had my birthday beginning of January. But this year it wasn’t possible to have some friends over. So I decided to do it differently this time. I invited every one of them separately to a Covid-safe meeting, either to
a walk at night in the city
or a hike on the countryside
or a video chat
And I’m still on it. It will take more than three month and it’s great. Don’t get me wrong: I could really have a party and some food with friends right now, but I had a lot of good conversations that I wouldn’t have had on a gathering with a lot of other people.
So here ist the documentation til now:
Walk in the Park with Edi
Videochat with Elke from Hongkong
Elke was “imprisoned” in her hotel room at the time. She was in quarantine for 18 days. She even had an “ankle cuff” on her arm.
Meeting Vika & Sebastian
Night hike through Tiergarten with Susanne
Night Hike along Panke with Chris
Hike around Bötzsee with Eva
Along Panke with Jonathan, Nico and Louis
To Plötzensee with Christian
Fullmoon walk through Wedding and Mitte with Jenni
I started taking walks at night sometimes on my own, sometimes with a friend to move my tired home-office legs. You see some dog walkers around but even Unter den Linden and Brandenburger Tor is empty. Nobody is out there and it’s like in a movie where you wake up and suddenly you become aware that you are the only person around.
The bridge over Neisse river to Poland unfortunately was closed because of corona virus. The park continues over there.
On our way we visited the village of Glashütte because we thought this would be THE Glashütte, where the watches are manufactured. That isn’t the case. A quite pretty village anyway. But very touristic also. We didn’t stay for long.
The “Botanischer Volkspark Blankenfelde-Pankow” was once the largest school garden in Berlin. It’s more than 100 years old and ready for extended walks through a great landscape. You can find fallow deer there, you can make a beekeeper training and you can have a (really great) piece of cake in a café called “Mint” situated […]