Memories of Berlin

Posted: September 11, 2011 in English, Kaffeeklatsch, Wanderlust
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by Carmen Cuesta Roca

(I asked Carmen when she stayed in Berlin what her best Memory of Berlin is: that is what she told me…)

It would be impossible for me to sum up all my memories of Berlin in one paragraph, so I am choosing just one that stands out. I’ve chosen it not because it was necessarily the best moment, nor the craziest story of my stay, but because when I experienced it, I thought to myself, „This is it. This is Berlin, and how I will remember it forever. The moment was a Sunday afternoon spent at Mauerpark, one of Berlin’s most famous flea markets. It resides on a street once separated by the Berlin Wall, but today, it is a completely different picture: one of multicultrality, of freedom and of pure happiness. Sitting on the step, with the (in)famous karaoke in full swing, beer in hand, the sun shining and the Fernsehturm glistening on the horizon, I realised how much everyone, myself included, loves the city. Those who were daring enough to brave the microphone all sang their songs, and whether they voiced it or not, it was clear who their songs were dedicated to. Berlin. Berlin, you have given me so much joy, and although vowing never to sing karaoke again after a blurry incident back at uni, I am tempted to (forgetting how much I resemble a strangled cat) sing my heart out for you…

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(Picture: mauerpark.info)

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