23.3.2017

From Berlin to Wrocław

Wittenbergplatz, Berlin

In the end of January something rather weird happened. I was hangover and scrolling through social media. That's not the weird part. Suddenly I saw a status update where somebody was renting an apartment from Berlin for 11 days. I felt like this was for me so I sent a message. One week after that I was heading to an airport, travelling first time alone abroad.

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I've never been in Berlin in winter and it was stupid of me to think that Berlin would be south enough to escape the winter of Finland. The weather wasn't bad but it wasn't any warmer, but we can only blame my stupidity for that. But the trip wasn't ruined because of that. The sunsets were amazing and I still love the city, always. My home located in Neukölln and was near the Tempelhofer Feld, a closed airport that is turned into a park.

Neukölln / Tempelhof
Tempelhofer Feld

Gropiusstadt
mandatory: Alexanderplatz and Berliner Fernsehturm
red wine, black cigarettes

I was also honoured to meet Mimosa Pale, a Finnish artist who had a hat boutique in Berlin several years ago. I borrowed one of her mindblowing hats for an event I never attended because of crazy-long queues. But I got few selfies wearing it, obviously and luckily. This hat was so huge it was hard to get in picture as a whole piece and it's not the biggest hat Mimosa has created.

Abandoned places of Berlin are a thing and of course you need to check at least one when visiting the city. We managed to check two places with my bf during his short stay: Königin-Elisabeth-Hospital and Water Park Blub. The hospital was kind of a small building, but it was nice to explore it. Blub was amazing, shame that the most of it was burned away. There were snowing the day we visited Blub and I was afraid of rusty nails lurking under snow so there were many areas we didn't check. Good that it was easy to get in the water park, I think I need to check this again during summer time. It's located in Neukölln.



Blub was nearly destroyed by fire last summer, but there's still a lot to see fortunately
I also went to check Poland one day. I took a PolskiBus to Wrocław and arrived there in the middle of fog. It bothered me a bit that I couldn't see the city, but as a Silent Hill fan the experiment turned to be even more enjoyable.The city was full of churches and seems like I only pictured them.....


I really need to go back to Wrocław, one day was just not enough. I met my Tumblr-friend Mag for the first time and they were the best guide through the city and it's bars churches. Thank you, dear!


ps.
Few weeks I took a picture from Helsinki that looks like Wrocław...


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