Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

There's always Something...


©Brigitta Huegel

Dear You, 
Fire on the roof of the Europa Center in Berlin yesterday - thank God nobody of the 1500 people who work there was hurt. 
The building is 103 meters high and was built between 1963 - 1965. As a pupil visiting Berlin with my classmates we all thought it the highest fashionable store we'd ever seen.  
Yesterday I came from the Museum für Fotografie, where they show an excellent exhibition by Bernard Larsson: "Leaving is Entering" - with photos from 1961 - 1968. Then I saw the smoke and grabbed my smartphone (NO, not the Galaxy Note 7 :-) and took some pictures. 

©Brigitta Huegel

What people bemoan most: the huge Mercedes-Star on the "Icon of City West" doesn't turn around anymore (if you try hard you might see it middle-left) - it is ten meter high and turns around 1,9 times in a minute, never stopped since 1965, when the Center was built. 

PS: But today all is fine: it turns again.  







4 comments:

  1. I hope the damage was minor. It did cause a bit of excitement for the day.

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    1. Dear Emma, the restaurant terrasse on the roof burnt down - but no people inside. The firemen had difficulties to get foam up there (they wouldn't use too much water, because that damages even more). They believe it was unknown private arson.

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  2. I see it is raining there, i wish it will rain here soon. my daughter is there now visiting our German part of the family.

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    1. Dear Yael - yes, since a few days it is rainy, colder (13°C), and seldom sunny - a very quick change to a sort of November-autumn.
      I do hope that your daughter will soon get a "golden october"-impression of the city - Berlin is so often full of light and sun!

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