Ich Bin Eine Berliner

No, not really.  Ich bin in Berlin, is more like it.

Got here yesterday afternoon and am still settling, as it were, ensconced in a flat on Heinrich-Heine-Straße, in the old Soviet sector.  Here’s a Google satellite map of the area, with the path of the old Berlin Wall superimposed on it:

Berlin Wall near Heinrich-Heine Straße

My flat is near the intersection of Heinrich-Heine Straße and Köpenicker Straße.

Flats along Heinrich-Heim Straße

Flats along Heinrich-Heine Straße

Took a stroll this morning down through the housing estate to the Engeldamm, which is a lovely curved incision, dug out of the earth (a long-ago, long-abandoned, canal project) and planted with linden trees and decorative shrubbery.

St. Thomas Kirche from Engeldamm

St. Thomas Kirche from Engeldamm

This was a no-man’s-land for the 28 years the wall was standing,   Now it’s lush and well loved by dogs.

Engeldamm

Engeldamm

Engelbecken

Engelbecken

Engeldamm

Engeldamm

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