So it being a Sunday and it being Berlin I very easily could have been doing one of two things this morning: A) crawling out of a techno club (the rumors you've heard about nightlife here are true) or B) watching surreal 40' marionettes march through the city streets (the rumors you've heard about hallucinogenics here are also true). I should point out that before last Sunday's national elections one prominent politician reminded the young people to get out and vote! Vote after you leave the club! Vote on your way home from 10 hours of mind numbing music!
I know, I know, I should be thinking about Paris but since yesterday was Tag der Einheit (Day of Reunification) celebrating when the East and West joined 19 years ago and since the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is just around the corner, I've got Berlin on my mind. Thankfully a French(!) street theater company named Royal de Luxe decided to mark the reunification by parading huge puppets through Berlin (thanks French people for allowing me to continue talking about my own life even while on a blog about beautiful things, precious objects and french fever).
Which brings me to the bizarre act of watching enormous puppets walk by the Reichstag. They were big and beautiful and expertly operated by a team of jumping pages (now top on my list of jobs I MUST do before I turn 30). I just wanted to share a taste of things you don't come across everyday, no matter where you live.
(Photos by me)