Berlin Writing Trip 2018 - Week 3

March 19th, 2018 to March 26th, 2018

March 19th, 2018

I passed this statue of St George slaying the dragon at Nikolaivietel near Alexanderplatz on my way to the Berlin State Library this afternoon, which is yet another free place to work in the city.

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March 20th, 2018

Beauty in the eye of the beholder.
Although Berlin is not a beautiful city like Paris or London, there are lots interesting and beautiful individual buildings and lovely architectural details which I see every day as I’m walking around. So it may not be classically beautiful on a macro scale but it does have a certain beauty and charm on a micro scale, in the individual buildings.

 Apartment building in Friedrichshain

Apartment building in Friedrichshain

 Altes Stadthaus is a former administrative building near the Nikolaiviertel area in Berlin

Altes Stadthaus is a former administrative building near the Nikolaiviertel area in Berlin

 Rathaus, Lichtenberg administrative building built in 1890

Rathaus, Lichtenberg administrative building built in 1890

 Detail from Schule am Rathaus in Lichtenberg

Detail from Schule am Rathaus in Lichtenberg

March 21st, 2018

I keep an eye out for interesting signs and people as I walk around the streets,

 Tattoo shop in Friedrichshain

Tattoo shop in Friedrichshain

 Organ grinder but no monkey at Unter den Linden

Organ grinder but no monkey at Unter den Linden

March 24th, 2018

More urban scenes from Berlin:

▪ S-Bahn train arriving at dusk with a backdrop of the city and TV tower.
▪ Wasserturm and tower, at Prenslauer Berg. Berlin’s oldest water tower built in 1877.
▪ DB Building at Potsdamer Platz
▪ Lighting up time on Saturday evening on the bridge at Warschauer straße

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March 26th, 2018

These Grill Runners are everywhere in Berlin, out in all weather, with a little gas cooker on their backs and a bratwurst sausage fryer at the front, cooking German hot dogs: Bratwurst sausage in a bread roll with tomato or mustard sauce.
Here's a link to a youtube video about them if this image has whet your appetite: https://youtu.be/RUMuoETMN8g

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I've just finished week 3 of the writing trip and I also passed 41,000 words (170 pages) of the first draft of the new book, which is about the half-way point in this draft. Of course, I'm well aware that finishing the first draft, which I hope to do in about four or five weeks time, is only one of many milestones in completing the novel.