Greetings family and friends! It's been quite a while since my first entry. Although I've been in Linz attending classes for over a week now, I spent some time in Berlin before the whirlwind of activity here at the residency.
The weather was still rainy, but at least it was a pleasant temperature. Berlin is a nice city. Even though it's quite spread out, there is a good train and underground public transportation system that makes it easy to get around. A lot of the tourist points of interest are in the city center. Most of the historic buildings and busy neighborhoods are in former East Berlin. First I walked around quite a bit and took some pictures, but later I hooked up with an old friend and his wife and we biked all around town. They were great guides and it was fun hanging out with them.
Berlin is a very international city - I recognized languages from all around Europe and the world. That lent itself to some great restaurants! It's not very expensive, either. I hear rents are cheap, so a lot of artists have flocked there. Construction is going on all over place, so who knows how long the good deals will last. You can check out my pictures.
More soon ~ Ciao!