one day at a time

day 69: crocodile at night

crocodile at night © Verena Fischer 2011

crocodile at night © Verena Fischer 2011

It gets dark earlier and earlier these days and it’s already quite cold too. There will be snow and temperatures up to -20°C in winter here in Berlin which I’m not particularly looking forward to. I like it warm and for me it is too cold to go by bike too. I used to like winter more, especially when the snow disrupted even the public transport, so that you had the perfect excuse to just stay in the warmth. In Germany snow isn’t as disruptive as in England. We know how to deal with these things around here and after the first day it’s usually sorted. In England snow meant that you also couldn’t go anywhere on foot, because there were no efforts to clear the sidewalks. I used to live up a bit of a hill in Brighton and with a sheet of ice it was impossible to get down! At least that’s not what we will be facing here in Berlin. Here it’s just the icy temperatures. And even these are not as big a problem either since in most houses we don’t have boilers that break when it’s too cold.

Winter is not here yet, although we already have temperatures as low as 0°C at night. It encourages me to take my pictures during day-time and certainly it doesn’t encourage me to go to tango at night. The picture on Wednesday was taken just after it got dark on a quest to buy Kettle crisps in the Karstadt at Kurfürstendamm. England might not be winter-proof, but they know how to make crisps! I wasn’t successful though, the shop had closed a few minutes before I arrived there. Maybe I’ll succeed another day.

The crocodile sits next to a fountain at the Europa Center which is a little mall.


3 responses

  1. You’re right about England! I’m dreading the snow, we had a lot last year and it started early in December. I hope I can stay in the warm most of the time. I certainly don’t like driving on it any more. I dislike clearing ice and then windows mist up! I think I’ll stock up on essentials now, just in case!

    That’s a interesting photograph.

    October 21, 2011 at 4:14 pm

  2. Blimey, it sounds cold in Berlin. I’m sitting here with a blanket over my legs and it’s apparently around 8ºC, so not sure how I’d survive -20ºC. I hope you found some Kettle crisps!

    October 22, 2011 at 1:31 am

  3. Tangoing gets you out of the dwelling dungeon of winter 🙂
    This is a fabulously artistic night photo – glad you were out and about 🙂

    October 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm

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