See, the good thing about the Europeans or Berliners is that they have this ”Now, Shut up and chill, and have your life..!” kind of mentality. I mean how Fab is that you walk in to the open market in a chili crispy day, the guy will pour you a glass of champagne and hand over a hot plate of grilled shrimps or half dozen of fresh oyster. OK Now, Shut up and chill, and have your life..!
The only down side at the moment is I can’t pronounce all the fancy names of these. But hey, I still get to taste them!
Emi, I got one of this for you! Local organic farm pate!! Toast your bread! And 2 jars of below! The peach and wild black berry. They taste really good! The entire market carries organic produces and products. It is quite similar to one in Union square in NYC, but even closer to one in Fort Greene in Brooklyn because of all the historical older buildings around and warm and safe residential feel of the neighborhood.
OK, Now heading out to find some cool places around.
Then I spot this place. It smells something interesting here. Elvis looking over above the entrance. And is it open or closed? The light is on. Hey I have to check this out!
You never know where and when you will hit this kind of place! The simple rule, Get Lost! and You will find it!
The One and only Elvis and F for Madam Fuxia! This fabulous vintage shop ” Sentimental Journey” ’s owner has done it for herself. A huge fan of Elvis and his music. What I hear when I get in? Love me tender. The Menswear room.
The “Sentimental Journey” had this old Hollywood glam look to it with some amazing pieces from the turn of the century and many 20’s accessories like little hats and bags. Though the best thing was meeting Madam F and her friend!
One of the landmark in this area: The Water Tower. This tower was built in 1875 to supply the water to rapidly growing district then but also was used by Hitler and the SA as a mini-concentration camp shortly after they came to power.
I am glad I got to see this area since it gave me a different perspective to understand the Berlin. The first day at the Mitte: young, hip and trendy yet in a very different way from Soho or the Tokyo. It’s trendy but in a very laid back style. Somehow very much like Brooklyn.
I see the Family value in this area, Prenzlauer Berg. The kids, the parents. It’s rather pretty than underground hip. Prenzlauer Berg is still central, yet quieter than Berlin Mitte. Much of Prenzlauer Berg escaped damage in the second world war and post war redevelopment. Throughout the district, bullet holes mark the facades. Prenzlauer Berg has recently become a popular area for the current wave of American and European immigrants into Berlin, many of whom are artists who have moved to Berlin in search of the cheap downtown apartments and studio space which are very hard to find in other capital cities and ‘centres for the arts’ like New York, London and Paris but which are abundant in Berlin.