Back in Berlin

A ride to Jüterbog along the skater routes – surprisingly undulating – and then a train to Berlin. Opposite the Nordbahnhof I noticed this building:


It’s hard now to distinguish between the old East and West Berlins in the centre, even with the cobbled line which marks the old wall. Perhaps the old DDR is more visible in Brandenburg than in Berlin: in the cobbled village streets, the ehemalige-but-now-abandoned buildings, and the ageing women who still wear a pinafore over their clothes – something which my grandmother did, not my mother.

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