“Saturday, In the Park…” It Was Almost the 4th of July

Ass End Advertisement by Red Haircrow

Ass End Advertisement by Red Haircrow

(This is one of my favorite posters ever. It’s definitely eye-catching as you endeavor to figure out what it is advertising exactly…)

The title of this piece comes from the American band, Chicago, and their song “Saturday in the Park” which came out in my birth year: 1972. Today Berlin was hot, hotter than it’d been thus far this year, and everyone who loves the sun and heat was out soaking it up. Couples pushing prams, skateboarders, tourists and wanderers, shoppers with a purpose and people who had known.  I was among that number. This song came to mind.

My trip started off as a simple delivery of a batch of pickles I’d made to someone who enjoys gurkens. After leaving the large jar of spicy dills, I decided I’d like to read a print book. In English. So I headed to a store I thought had them only to find out they were no longer in business. From Prenzlauer Berg to Ku’damm, from east central to west central more or less, isn’t a short trip, but there are longer.

Yet, since I was already out, I decided to take the “long way” home to Lichtenberg. I caught the M29 in front of KaDeWe, the huge department store of imported and high-class goods of all kinds, and photo’ed the route on my bus ride that ended at Hermannplatz. It’s not one of the most scenic or lively, until you get to Oranienstrasse, but here are more ordinary views of extraordinary Berlin and its denizens.

Zoologischer Garten by Red Haircrow

Zoologischer Garten by Red Haircrow

Impromtu Posers at Europa Center by Red Haircrow

Impromtu Posers at Europa Center by Red Haircrow

Trick Skateboarder Europa Center by Red Haircrow

Trick Skateboarder Europa Center by Red Haircrow

Walkers at Ku'Damm by Red Haircrow

Walkers at Ku’Damm by Red Haircrow

Bus Stop at KaDeWe by Red Haircrow

Bus Stop at KaDeWe by Red Haircrow

Wittenbergplatz by Red Haircrow

Wittenbergplatz by Red Haircrow

Riding the M29 by Red Haircrow

Riding the M29 by Red Haircrow

Brücke by Red Haircrow

Brücke by Red Haircrow

Remainder of An Old Station by Red Haircrow

Remainder of An Old Station by Red Haircrow

Two Stollers by Red Haircrow

Two Stollers by Red Haircrow

Bierhimmel (Beer Heaven) by Red Haircrow

Bierhimmel (Beer Heaven) by Red Haircrow

Kreuzburger by Red Haircrow

Kreuzburger by Red Haircrow

Indianisches Restaurant by Red Haircrow

Indianisches Restaurant by Red Haircrow

Toe Cooling at Löwmuhlen by Red Haircrow

Toe Cooling at Löwmuhlen by Red Haircrow

Cafè Warschau by Red Haircrow

Cafè Warschau by Red Haircrow

Hermannplatz by Red Haircrow

Hermannplatz by Red Haircrow

And now for a beer at the camp:

Franziskaner Weissbier and Glacial Stones by Red Haircrow

Franziskaner Weissbier and Glacial Stones by Red Haircrow

“Another day in the park
You’d think it was the Fourth of July
People dancing, really smiling
A man playing guitar
Singing for us all
Will you help him change the world
Can you dig it (yes, I can)
And I’ve been waiting such a long time
For today…”

“Saturday in the Park” by Chicago.

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