Sumary of Berliners feel ‘the warm glow of our freedoms returning’:
- We can hardly believe the palpable buzz and sight of dining tables stacked with wine coolers, large white plates laden with schnitzel and asparagus, and people mingling on pavements that have, since November 2020, been almost supernaturally quiet..
- Remember that?) Some restaurants hadn’t even bothered opening their terraces, but the restaurant garden at the handsome Bethanien Gallery – a quintessential Berlin cultural space that was built as a hospital, became a squat in the 70s, and now showcases politically driven art – was open, complete with protective parasols..
- We showed our test results, filled in the contact-tracing forms, ordered lunch, and watched fat raindrops bounce dramatically off trees and tables..
- After lunch we walked around the venue historic and heavily graffitied corridors, and explored the current exhibition, a typically thought-provoking show about mapping as a medium of urban exploration….