Sunday fair and the Jewish Museum

In Berlin (and other places in Europe as well) it’s common that the families get together for brunch. So sunday we had brunch with Moritz’ father and then we had a bit of a walk around the neighborhood. After that we went to a sunday flea market (Flohmarkt at Mauerpark), which was really cool. To finish off the day, we went to the Jewish Museum, quite interesting as well.

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Em Berlim (e outros lugares na Europa também) é comum que as famílias se juntem para tomar café da manhã juntos. Então no domingo nós tomamos brunch com o pai do Moritz e depois demos uma passeada pela vizinhança. Depois fomos a um mercado de pulgas de domingo (Flohmarkt no Mauerpark), muito legal, cheio de coiseras interesssantes. Para terminar o dia, nós fomos ao Museu Judeu, muito interessante também.

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Can you guess who’s the archtect of this building? Way too easy… Oscar Niemeyer. Just by looking at this building I thought I was in Brasilia for a second…

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Vocês conseguem adivinhar quem é o arquiteto desse prédio? Tsc, muito fácil… Oscar Niemeyer. Só de olhar para esse prédio eu achei que estava em Brasília por alguns segundos…

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I’ve seen a few playgrounds shaped as ships. How cool is that?

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Eu vi alguns playgrounds feitos no formato de navios/barcos. Muito legal!

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Another piece of The Wall.

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Outro pedaço d’O Muro.

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And then you have a playground, a piece of the wall and a sculpture celebrating the fall of the wall. Makes you wonder.

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E daí você tem um playground, um pedaço do muro e uma escultura celebrando a queda do muro. Faz você pensar.

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Now, check this out. Below it’s a BMW DriveNow. All around the city there are BMW cars that you can use. You download the DriveNow app, and you rent them by the minute, which is still much cheaper than getting a cab. You insert your personal DriveNow card on the car’s door to open it and you can just park it anywhere in the city. The app shows you on the map where the nearest cars are and you can “reserve” a car for 15 minutes. So many things in Europe are done to make one’s life easier, whereas in Brazil…

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Agora, dêem uma olhada nisso. Abaixo é uma foto de uma BMW DriveNow (DirigaAgora). Por toda a cidade estão espalhados carros BMW que você pode usar. Você faz o download do App DriveNow, e você aluga o carro por minuto, o que ainda é mais barato que um taxi. Você coloca o seu cartão pessoal DriveNow na porta do carro para abrir e você pode deixar o carro em qualquer lugar da cidade. O app te mostra no mapa onde os carros mais próximos estão e você pode reservar o carro por 15 minutos até você chegar nele. Tantas coisas na Europa são feitas para facilitar a vida das pessoas, enquanto que no Brasil…

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While we were walking around, Kauana and Moritz took me to Buchwald Konditorei, it’s a very chic and traditional pastryshop, working since 1852, where they bake a half-moon sweet called Baumkuchen, which is their specialty, a bit expensive and it’s a tradicional recipe of hundreds of years old. Anyway, so we have this girl working at this place. Crazy colorful hair, piercings on her face and tattoos all over. This is a kind of freedom I wish to see everywhere, specially in Brazil, where you’d expect people to be more open minded but they most surely aren’t.

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Enquanto nós andávamos pelas ruas, Kauana e Moritz me levaram ao Buchwald Konditorei, que é uma confeitaria super chic e tradicional, funcionando desde 1852, onde eles fazem um doce chamado Baumkuchen, no formato de meia lua, que é a especialidade deles. Um pouco caro e é uma receita tradicional de centenas de anos. Anyway, nesse lugar tem essa garota (da foto abaixo) trabalhando. Cabelo azul todo doido, piercings na cara e tattoos por todo o corpo. Esse é o tipo de liberdade que eu gostaria de ver em todo lugar, especialmente no Brasil, onde seria de se pensar que as pessoas seriam mais mente aberta e menos jacu e preconceituosass, mas absolutamente não o são.

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Pistachio and Tangerine ice-cream :3

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Sorvete de pistache e tangerina ^.^

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After walking around the flea market (where there was also a theatrical presentation going on), we went to a place called Kauf Dich Glücklich, which I was told means: “Buy your happiness”, and by God, do they live up to their name? First I got a maracujá (passionfruit) and rose ice-cream. The rose ice-cream truly tasted like roses. When I was a kid I used to eat rose petals hahaha and having that taste on my mouth again just put me right back on those childhood days and it made me sooo happy and nostalgic…

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Depois de andar pelo mercado de pulgas (onde estava acontecendo uma apresentação teatral também), nós fomos a um lugar chamado Kauf Dich Glücklich, que me disseram que significa: “Compre sua felicidade”, e por Deus, eles fazem jus ao nome! Primeiro eu peguei um sorvete de maracujá e rosas. O sorvete de rosas realmente tinha gosto de rosas. Quando eu era criança eu costumava comer pétalas de rosas hahaha e ter esse gosto na boca novamente me levou de volta aos meus anos de criança e me fez tão feliz e nostálgica…

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And then I got the BEST WAFFLE I HAVE EVER EATEN IN MY WHOLE LIFEEEE!!! Oh my GOD! It was so good it was almost obscene! Banana, caramel and banana ice-cream. Jesus, that was good! If you ever go to Berlin, do yourself a favor and grab a waffle from Kauf Dich Glücklich!!

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E daí eu pedi o MELHOR WAFFLE QUE EU JÁ COMI NA MINHA VIDAAA!!! Oh my GOD! Estava tão bom que era quase obsceno! Banana, caramelo e sorvete de banana. Jesus, que delícia! Se vocês algum dia forem a Berlim, façam um favor a vocês mesmos e comam um waffle no Kauf Dich Glücklich!!

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Let’s analyze for a second, the sugar intake for this day… (it’s over 9000!!!)

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Vamos analisar por um segundo, o consumo de açúcar nesse dia…

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Below are pictures from the Jewish museum. The most impressive feature of this place is its oppressive grey archtecture, which is meant to make you “feel”.

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Abaixo são fotos do Museu Judeu. O mais impressionante nesse lugar é a arquitetura cinza e opressiva, feita de modo a te fazer “sentir”.

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A robot “hand” writes the Tanakh or Torah in human speed, just it does it non-stop.

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Uma mão robótica escreve o Torah em velocidade humana, mas faz isso sem parar 24h.

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The room below is the most interesting in the museum. Thousands of iron screaming faces put together in a place, being stepped on. They make a huge noise that reminds me of working machines or beating anvils.

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O espaço abaixo é o mais interessante no museu. Milhares de rostos metálicos com expressões de grito, sendo pisados. Eles fazem um puta barulho que me lembra o som de máquinas trabalhando ou bateção em bigorna.

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And then there’s this wish tree. You get a paper pomegranate, write a wish and hang it on the tree. Mine said: “Please stop the killing of Palestine People”. It’s a shame that after all the jews went through, they’d be doing the same to other people. Makes you think, doesn’t it?

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E daí tem essa árvore dos desejos. Você pega uma romã de papel, escreve um desejo e pendura na árvore. O meu desejo dizia: “Por favor, parem com a matança do povo Palestino”. É uma puta vergonha que depois de tudo o que os judeus passaram, estarem fazendo o mesmo com outro povo. Faz você pensar, não?

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Sou dessas…

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I think everyone should go to the museum and write the same and post it on the internet! Hmpf…

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Eu acho que todos que fossem ao museu deveriam escrever o mesmo e postar na internet! Hmpf…

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5 Responses to Sunday fair and the Jewish Museum

  1. Berlin is always somewhere I have fancied visiting – your images from the Jewish museum are amazing to say the least – the shapes are so dramatic and those faces by their thousands spectacular – great blog post Anna

  2. strumsky says:

    It’s sad there is no one like you, Anna — and it’s a miracle that there *is* you. You’re a true artist in life, showing what’s there behind the visible, showing what’s missed in our own headlong rush to nowhere important… Thanks for “getting” Berlin. And for juxtaposing in your day (and mine) Kauf Dich Glücklich with the Jewish Museum. Makes you think, doesn’t it. This world, this life. Your virtual friendship and blogs make a difference.

  3. RejiK says:

    Delightful photography..Had the delicious brunch, a BMW drivenow, sweet n lovely Rose ice cream, enjoyable shopping and museum stroll .And finally the obscenely sweet Cone..All through your fascinating shots.. very nicely illustrated with your lovely notes..Thanks a lot . Hugs. Glad to know you had great time. Really enjoy your works. So marvellous. Have a wonderful day

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