So, a bit independent from the project, I want to continue the story about my life in Berlin.
It seems, it was a really long winter. I had to wear my jacket even in May. But suddenly the weather has changed and finally I can enjoy the sun and warmth!
I haven't written long time, but I find it anyway necessary to describe, how I spent this winter.
I don't usually go out alone. Luckily my friend came to visit me in winter and we visited some cool museums. First of all, Spionage Museum, or a Spy Museum. Beside all the interesting facts about spies and historic information, there were many riddle stations. For example, a video of a woman silent speaking, and the task was to guess what she was saying. Quite typical task for a spy, isn't it? Moreover, there was an opportunity to dress like a spy: there were many wigs and jackets, one could put it on and make the coolest photo ever. But the most spectacular part of the show is the laser room, through which one should go with being “caught“. It was amazing!
Another Museum we visited was the Judisches Museum Berlin. The story of Jews in Germany is absolutely sad. In this museum one can not only learn personal stories of the people, but also feel what it was like, when a huge part of the folk got gone! One of the monuments was a dark room with a dim light up there, which symbolized the hopelessness of the situation and inaccessibility of the light (as a salvation). One gets there such an indescribable feeling, which I would rather compare with pain...
At last but not the least, we visited a computer game museum. Honestly, I have been there twice. Additionally to historic data one can play games there from every game epoch. The most exciting for me was a virtual reality game. I was simply carried away to another planet and met a nice little dinosaur there. It was an amazing feeling!
New Year in Berlin: I was warned many times that it is the most dangerous time in Berlin, because of many fireworks. They said “it really reminds of a war”, I was so inspired and wanted definitely to see it. You might think I am crazy, but I believe, since I am in Berlin, I have to see the real berlinish Silvester. My friends and I went to the event epicenter: Brandenburger Tor. Every year there is a huge concert there. Before getting in we were controlled like three times. It goes without saying of course, safety is above all.
It was so crowdy there that at some moments I couldn't even breath, because some people squeezed me from both sides. As we tried to come through, some people even pushed or pulled us so that others could get through as well.
The most popular german singers were performing on the stage. Unfortunately, I didn't know the singers by face and didn't recognize them at once, but the music was mostly familiar to me.
Fireworks was the main part of the show. However, it didn't seem to me that huge. I had expected that the whole sky would be full of “fire”, but in the reality the fireworks were set only in one corner and were just ok.
On the way home we met lots of people, setting their fireworks, singing and dancing.
It didn't look to me like a war.. However the next morning it did. The streets were empty, the sky was gray, the remains of the fireworks were everywhere. People disappeared...
All in all, it was a nice winter. Moreover, the unusual museum of Berlin and its cool Silvester made this time special :)
PS: the last photo from the Cupcakeladen. It was very sweet :)