Sunday, September 16, 2012

Berliner luft, p.2

You need to have eyes around your head.
As I mentioned in the previous post: I fell in love with this city. What I experienced is its cultural diversity and tolerance. This is a cosmopolitan capital with a flourished architecture and town planning. 

In Berlin there are: 3 big operatic stages, 7 symphonical orchestras, round 150 theatres and 150 (or so) museums, ore than 300 art galleries, over 100 cinemas and many more cultural institutions. 

Oranienburger Strasse:
before the outbreak of the Second World War it was a part of the Jewish district. Nowadays, this is a popular among tourists location because of its rich nightlife. It is an artistical centre as well. 
What is more, Oranienburger Strasse is known for prostitution too. Prostitution,though, is legal in Germany.

Walking along the street made that I felt some sort of anxiety. We entered a building which resembled a church - well, originally, it could have been a church. I haven't found any information to confirm my thoughts. Anyway, the atmosphere was absolutely both magical and bohemian. There were many artists offering their works. You could buy some original jewellery, paintings presenting some psycho visions, clothes recycled by the artists themselves...

Ghost story:
it is said that Oranienburger street is haunted. 
It is claimed that the building on Oranienburger Strasse 41 you can sometimes hear or even see spirits of two children. Their identity and age are unknown, but what is known is that each visitor of the building needs to put a coin beween the bricks in the wall and make a wish. If this is a modest and unselfish wish, children are likely to make it come true. 

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