29 Sep '17 — the end
I still feel like I’m going to be walking around this canal the rest of my life.
When I first arrived in Berlin, I was like the people in this photo: hanging out evening after evening outdoors and spending winters inside cafe bars. In the past couple years I hardly wanted to walk near the water. See those people on the bank? That area is infested with rats.
But that’s how I ended up living in Berlin. The place seemed so magical. Like these people, I hadn’t seen the rats.
It’s strange how different facets of a place are revealed over time. I felt as if the city welcomed me for a bit, then it didn’t.