one day at a time

doors and windows

© Verena Fischer 2013

Berlin | © Verena Fischer 2013

This is the entrance of a school that lies on the other side of the canal. Pretty cool old building! Must be freezing in winter though.

© Verena Fischer 2013

Berlin | © Verena Fischer 2013

Crossing the street needs careful preparation.

© Verena Fischer 2013

Berlin | © Verena Fischer 2013

A little self-portrait in the reflection of a car window. In case you’re wondering, yes, I’m wearing a hat. It was still very cold then.

All pictures taken with my Canon EOS 450D and my Canon EF 35mm f/2.0.

Yesterday was one of those days when I was cursing my bad health. We went out very early to see a specialist doctor, an appointment that I’ve been awaiting for several months. As you might know, I have celiac disease. Now it turns out that on top of things I might actually have another problem that causes very similar problems. Nothing serious, but also chronic and with annoyingly few treatment options. Well, my luck, eh? For the final diagnosis and possibly also the treatment I actually have to have an operation in two weeks. I will go through with it in the hope that afterwards I might have less symptoms. There is also a slight chance that I might actually end up symptom-free, although I’m trying not to get my hopes up.

On the way to and from the hospital I took pictures, then edited some older ones when we came back home and finally we went out again to go to the cinema – another opportunity for more pictures. I actually ended up with a number of cool shots. In the cinema we saw Oblivion by the way, a nice little scifi movie with Tom Cruise. If you want to see post-apocalyptic landscapes (it’s actually Iceland!) and sleek white flying machines, it’s certainly the thing you want to see. Don’t expect too much of a story, but at least it doesn’t actually hurt the viewing experience too much.

After the movie we walked towards Friedrichstraße from Potsdamer Platz. It’s actually quite a hike, but it was not too cold and we had lots of interesting things on the way: the holocaust monument, Brandenburger Tor and finally my favourite bookstore in Berlin: Dussmann Kulturkaufhaus. We came home exhausted, obviously. In the end I was just too tired to practice my drawing skills, but all the picture taking probably helped as well. I’ll resume my practice today. The news of the impending operation has settled a bit and I bet I can manage to concentrate a bit better. Well, apart from the fact that my birthday presents are sitting in the spare room begging me to open them! I still have to wait 3 days until I’m allowed to do so. It’s cruel, really, because I’m just so terribly impatient!

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