This weekend is Gallery Weekend in Berlin, a bit like Culture Night in Dublin. All the galleries were open late tonight (Friday) and they are open extra hours over the long weekend. There's about 60 private galleries taking part across four areas of the city. Tonight I went to look at the galleries in the Charlottenburg / Ku'damm area and there was some really good art on show (see below and links to my blog for more). I visited about 10 galleries but of course this is just the tip of the iceberg and I'll see a lot more over the weekend. It's kind of like a Google Maps treasure hunt, finding the galleries and then the reward is viewing the artwork.
Later, on my way walking towards Potsdamer Platz, a large column of cyclists snaked past me. I estimated there was about 5000 cyclists as it took about 15 minutes to pass by. I asked one of the stewarts about it and he said it was a Critical Mass cyclists reclaim the city demonstration. They have them every last Friday of the month in Berlin (and other cities) and I might join the next one on a Lidl bike.
Speaking of which, I picked one up at Potsdamer Platz and cycled home through Tiergarten park; my third cycle today.
More info and pics on my blog: www.fdaly.com/blog