day 159: well, who are you then?
I took this picture when I was just passing through my hometown these days and walked through the rather abandoned area again where I took one of my favourite pictures last year. Almost none of the buildings in the street is inhabited and there seems to be new graffiti and street art whenever I walk through there. Ok, that’s not very often to be honest, because I normally avoid my hometown like some sort of infectious disease, but at least once a year I end up there anyway.
I also have to say that my hometown is not that bad anymore. I didn’t particularly enjoy growing up there and I spent my teenage years thinking of ways to escape this place, but once you don’t have to walk home to a socialist concrete block surrounded by Russian mafia anymore it actually isn’t all that bad. You also don’t see hordes of skinheads anymore like in the 90’s, the unemployment rate has dropped below that of Leipzig and instead of closing schools down they have to build new kindergartens actually. Who would have thought, but I’m even planning to come there more often now that I only live 3 hours from there by train!