Sunday, June 7, 2009

Beneath Your Feet

Sometimes, in life, what is most interesting is just beneath your feet. No where is this as clear as in Berlin. The streets are not only paved with concrete and asphalt, they are often also still made of cobblestone. The sidewalks are also never one singular unit, but have different stones to make the bike lanes, crosswalks and various patterns.


I have seen workmen laying these stones many times: the stones are laid out organically in a bed of sand which means plants and weeds and flowers can push their way easily to the surface. Tree roots sometimes cause a bulge in the stones, like some giant mole is trying to break through the ground.


These streets are where I ruin my heels and wear my boots to a nub. On these streets is where I'm raising my children.


2 comments:

Sher said...

Hi Schaufenster,
I can so relate to walking on cobblestones and variations thereof...and wearing down my boots and other shoes! We have similar here in Prague! Love your post and pictures...I can feel those cobblestones as I'm reading!

WBSD is almost here! Please visit http://sheroffthebeatenpath.blogspot.com for updates and the link list.

This should be a fun one with the theme of food! Can’t wait to see what the posts will be like on Saturday!

Have a great day,
Sher :0)

Schaufensterbabe said...

Thanks Sher! I'm really looking forward to WBSD. :)

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