Park on the footpath

As long as you have a parking ticket or a residents permit feel free to park with your front wheels on the footpath.

When I first saw a car parked like this I thought the driver had one too many but instead of widening the roadway to add extra parking, they’ve kept the wide footpaths but for certain times of the day allow you to park with the back wheels in the gutter and the front wheels on the footpath.

Photo uploaded April 19, 2014 at 10:03PM

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Kollwitzstrasse markets

Saturday morning markets on the cobblestones of Kollwitzstrasse. I was tempted by the currywurst and several other German delicacies, but did avoid the beer-from-the-keg – it was early after all. But perhaps nect week.

Photo taken April 19, 2014 at 09:48PM
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Looking down Rykestrasse to Wasserturm

One of the most noticeable thing about Prenzlauer is the children. On the way from the airport the taxi driver said the berg had the highest proportion of children in Germany.

After a couple of days I can believe this. We’ve seen at least a dozen kindergartens, including one on the ground floor of the apartment, and the suburb swarms with children clothes and toy shops..

Photo taken April 19, 2014 at 06:25PM

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Street art

One of the things I was looking forward to in coming to Berlin was the thriving street art scene.

While some is little more than graffiti and tagging, some like this in the courtyard of a building on Kollwitzstrasse is strong and powerful..

Photo taken April 19, 2014 at 05:56PM

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