Today I went to take new photos of the Rosenstrasse
street signs, because my editor is not satisfied with my book cover proposals after all.
At the monument, there was a small Israeli tourist group, and the guide was telling the story about the protests and the general history of Jews in Berlin (in the space of the park and the monument, an old synagogue used to stand).
After taking some pictures, I sat down on a bench nearby and looked through my photos while listening to the guide. It was nice to hear some Hebrew again, and surprising how much I still understood (probably because I knew what he was talking about, so I could fill in the blanks).
Also, during my walk there and back, some hot guys checked me out, so the day didn't feel completely meaningless, after all. :oD
Anyway, I realised that the old dairy on Choriner Strasse has been thoroughly renovated, but not quite as ruthlessly as I had feared:
The following picture, the view from my window towards Zionskirche, is from a couple of weeks ago, after yet another thunderstorm:
(Completely irrelevant information: As I was retouching the photo above a bit in PhotoShop, I felt a sneeze coming. As I pulled in air, I felt one of the buttons of my top pop open. For some reason, that distracted me to the point that I didn't feel like sneezing anymore ...)