An Antidote for the Missing Summer in Berlin

Heading into the colder season I find myself oddly disappointed with what is normally the highlight of the year: Summer in Berlin.

I know, what is the point of lamenting it any further. It is what it is, and there were a couple of nice days. So we shall not complain too much. But you can’t take the summer away from the Berliner and at the same time also his right to complain. You need to leave him at least one!

I don’t see myself as someone who complains much about the weather. I try to keep an optimistic spin on things. But hell, this year really stretched my limits. I wasn’t at the lakes once this year, because on those 3 days where it would have been possible I had to work. This is not ok. We Berliners have to suffer through so many grey months and cold weathers the short but intense summers are completely necessary for us to recharge our batteries (and good will). I looked at those last couple of months pass by us without giving us much of a summer with great frustration. The temperatures were so skewed I think I have never felt cold and sweaty at the same time this often (maybe it’s also my progressing age?). And on top of that I even missed the train to book a end-of-season short trip South to get my summer fix and now it feels a little too late for that.

When I found this cute little video by film maker and photographer Niv Shank that shows a playful summer day at the lakes of Berlin I was in one way happy to be reminded of how lovely these sunny moments in our beloved green city can be, but the nostalgia is bitter sweet because I know that I didn’t have any of it this year. But despite my gloomy thoughts the video feels almost like an antidote to the cold side of Berlin to me – as if these glistening reflections in the water could bring a little warmth through our screens into our minds. Let’s dream of summer in Berlin together.

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