I walked to Tiergarten, which is a huge public park, not terribly far from where I’m staying. Maybe a mile, maybe more. It’s quite lush with a lot of walking path – and bike paths. Biking is huge in Berlin; they even have separately-paved areas for bicycles on sidewalks throughout the city. Woe be the person (usually a tourist – he says from experience) who doesn’t realize this, or forgets it, and the speeding bicyclist come bearing down and frantically ringing his bell, and perhaps shouting if you…er, if the person doesn’t realize who it’s directed at.
I took a detour route along a canal. It’s not the River Spree – much smaller – though it was nice to see a rowing club pass by.
But one last thing is worth noting. I don’t know what this building is. It could have been a modern art museum, however I think it’s an architectural firm. And it just goes to show how cultures and their languages are oh-so different.