who knew i was missing out all of this time? having a car in berlin is a life-changing event. it makes the number of times we will still have to go to IKEA and Bauhaus to finish the apartment somewhat bearable.
for now it’s the smart which amuses me to no end. i keep wanting to cut out a hole in the bottom and walk around in it like the flintstones or fold it up into a suitcase like the jetsons. you can park that thing almost anywhere.
the woman who ran into us over the weekend must have thought she had a smart. she tried to fit her wide bodied car in a space half the size. she wasn’t just lacking smarts in the car department. can i have your info? she asked. anyone can make a claim, you know. i wonder how many parked cars she’d already run into that day, if she was worried about random people claiming she hit them.
seeing a city from the passenger seat of a car gives you a whole different perspective. i notice things that i’ve never seen before, as i tend to walk upright, like most humans. things like the bright neon green cross on top of the evangelische kirche at the end of zossener str. i wonder if it changes colors for different holidays like the empire state building.
being mobil without the macht of the deutsche bahn is also pretty nifty. i have so little to say about berlin because i’m constantly thinking about leaving (so soon!). first stop, hamburg. any town with a harbor is the place for me. maybe eventually i’ll get around to visiting other german cities. with a hamburg wedding coming up this summer, it looks like hamburg will stay at the top of my "most visited german cities" list.