one day at a time

day 132: down below: Gesundbrunnen

down below: Gesundbrunnen © Verena Fischer 2011

down below: Gesundbrunnen © Verena Fischer 2011

Just two subway stops from here is a mall. It’s quite big and I checked out a few shops the other day. I was surprised about the relatively big selection of gluten free products they sell in one of the shops and got myself a gluten free beer for the evening. Shame that they only sell lager, since I’m a big fan of dark beers. However, I’ve become less picky, since all I can get is a close approximation of the real thing. Once after trying out a different type of gluten free “bread” I called out “Wow, this almost tastes like … bread!”, but to be honest I hardly remember the taste. Same goes for most other processed foods. Coffee, nice yogurt, tiramisu, croissants, garlic bread, tortelloni and many other random things I miss. It’s like having lived in a different country and missing something that you can’t get at home. Just that it’s right in front of your nose all the time, but it would kill you in the long run. It’s so frustrating sometimes! However, you have to play the cards life deals you and it’s no use complaining about your fate all the time.

Well, I’m not complaining all the time. Every once in a while I’m allowed …

The picture was taken when trying to find a way out of the subway station at the mall. I got a bit lost and I think this part actually belongs to the train station. Close enough for the category “down below” though.

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4 responses

  1. Like the composition, the many lines at varying angles, plus the strip lights on the ceiling and what looks like lights on the side of the escalator.

    December 23, 2011 at 11:25 am

  2. Yikes lost in the subway!!! I like the composition of this shot! Years ago I developed allergies to corn. wheat, strawberries and chocolate. Four tough ones to avoid for seven years but I am ok now. Maybe in time you will be able to have the things you want too! I’m a dark beer fan too!!! Merry Christmas Verena!!!

    December 23, 2011 at 4:28 pm

  3. The absence of figures seems to add some ‘mystery’ to this one… I dig it
    (although I’d probably fall off of it – I have the strangest/hardest time with my ‘timing’ on escalators…)

    December 26, 2011 at 7:42 am

  4. I love the composition of this image. All the lines and cool colours. Awesome!

    December 27, 2011 at 5:00 am

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