|Twilight installation in Nikolaiviertel|
|Yes, this moose in stripper shoes was part of the celebration|
|Moose in stripper shoes approaches baby alien in ball|
Berlin's only "medieval" quarter, the Nikolaiviertel, was covered in fire. A bunch of metal circle cages with inflamed flower pots and little men with clocks as heads, lightbulbs on fire as hands, rolling back and forth on unicycles on tightropes... I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried. My very insightful friend Kelly put 2 and 2 together: fire to represent light during medieval times and metal men with clocks as heads moving back and forth represented us moving from past to present (and then maybe back to the past? making the same mistakes? that was my only contribution). My "ooh cultural differences!" brain kicked in and I couldn't stop thinking how the US would never put so much open flame in a public space for fear of being sued after some drunk idiot got too close and burned himself or tossed his beer into the fire leading to a few people losing their eyebrows.
|Nastya, Kelly, and I staying warm by the medieval lighting|
|A wounded tree and some magical creatures|
|Guarding or about to decapitate a lone sunflower.|
I thought guarding- I'm a "glass half-full" type of girl.
Nikolaiviertel: U/S Alexanderplatz or S/Hackescher Markt (across from the Rotes Rathaus/Red Townhall)