I’ve been living in Berlin for half a year now – and nearly three months in the new flat. By now I can say that I arrived, even though there are still many unknown places in the city and many things to explore. I find my ways to the office and to friends without a map and I still enjoy it to be able to use my bicycle most of the time.
I’ve been living in Berlin for more than three months now. During first months the available room was limited and I also did not have a place to store my bicycles. The only way would have been to carry them the balcony on the second floor, which is also quite cumbersome.
In the night from the 11th to the 12th June 2016 a guy with an assault rifle killed 49 people and injured 53 more in the club “Pulse” in Orlando. I remember those who died for what they are and whish their relatives and friends the strength to cope with the loss.
When reading my posts you may have noticed that I have been travelling to Berlin quite regularly for many years. Therefore I have an every day bicycle there and I also purchased my netbook mainly because of the travels to Berlin.
Now I have the opportunity to live in Berlin permanently and will leave Augsburg soon. Even though I was not born in Augsburg I grew up here since my early childhood and can see this city definitely as my “homeland”. I experienced the late 1970ies including the U.S. army in Augsburg and the back then “new” triangle at Königsplatz as it existed between 1977 and 2013. I learned to know the Leonhardsberg as “Magesberg” (since there was a textile shop named “Mages”) and I remember many other details from the last 40 years. On the other hand Berlin became a kind of second home over the years with many good friendships and I also know some areas there quite well now.
On 10 January 2016 David Bowie died as a result of cancer :-(.
As I first heard of this I believed this is just a rumour since he was just at the age of 69 and two days before his new album “Blackstar” was published. I grew up with the music of David Bowie since the early 1980ies and just can say that the world lost a great artist!
Update: With “Lazarus” David Bowie said good bye himself.