The last couple of months have been difficult. In fact this is even an understatement. Maybe “nightmare” fits better. For quite some time I was in excruciating pain and I didn’t really know where it came from. Only recently I finally figured out that it was something I was eating every day. This doesn’t mean that now all the pain is gone, no, I’m still working on that, but at least it’s back to the bearable and only slightly annoying low-level pain that I have been ignoring for the last few years. After all the pain recently it seems not even like a big deal anymore. I can live with it.
Well, who ever said I needed to be 100% healthy? I would be perfectly happy with 80%, as long as it doesn’t keep me from doing the things I want to do. The bad pain certainly prevented me from going out much and therefore I didn’t take a lot of pictures lately. Only yesterday and the day before I finally managed to get out of the house properly.
These pictures are actually from January, before things got too bad. It was full blown winter weather then and I went over to Kreuzberg to visit a friend. In between we had a few warmer days also – especially the last couple of days -, but now it’s back to the freezing cold. Oh, how much I wish for summer now! Winter in Berlin is just so miserably cold and dark! If it wasn’t for the gulf stream nobody would even think of inhabiting this stretch of land in winter! Seriously, I checked the latitudes. And me personally, well, I’m really not made for cold weather. I always feel worse, when it’s cold! The dry continental air makes the Berlin cold slightly more bearable than the damp winter in Brighton, but it’s only a matter of degree. I would generally prefer to spend my winters somewhere else.
All pictures were taken with my Canon EOS 450D and a Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 lens. I really like this lens, since it’s just such a natural fit for the crop sensor. Next time someone asks me which prime lens to buy for a crop sensor Canon I will definitely recommend this one.