Le sigh. What can I say? Berlin is truly all of that plus a bag of chips. The style, the art, the people, the energy, the markets, the shopping, the ivy, the food...and ALL that. It has the energy of Brooklyn but with an edge of progressiveness that is inspiring. We stayed in Mitte and ventured into several other interesting sections of the city. Unfortunately no one gave me a heads up about Kreuzberg prior to. So just like Bahia in Brazil, I now have a great reason to go back. Yep, I will cosign the "I would live there" petition being passed around by many of my artist friends. And to think I had zero expectations of Germany. Berlin, we shall meet again.
As if this wasn't enough, I'll post more inspiration images and our Berlin wall memorial experience in the next post.
P.S. - to my football fanatic friends, we happened to be there at the same time as the DFB finals between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Would've been great to have caught a match. Alas.