Visiting Elisabeth

We walked to Elisabeth (1924-2011) grave which is by the national library, passing by Grüneburgpark .. The Rothschild. She’s buried with Renate’s aunt. The cemetery is under going renovation. It offers no new plot. The existing site can take in new tenant every five years. It’s really convenient, in the city. We took the U Bahn that first runs on the street then into the tunnel back home.

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On the way to her grave, we passed by rows of housing that used to be occupied by USA servicemen. It’s called the golden ghetto because when the USA dollar was strong, the soldiers had good life. Every pay day they populated the bars, especially in Sachsenhausen, (Schweizer Straße is the main street there)which is crying now.

 

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Norbert said the right wing of France wants out of EU; and the Germans didn’t really want to give up their Deutsch Mark – remembered the Deutsche Mark was only second to the US$, far ahead of the British pounds. The east Germany produces or contribute only about 70% as vs the 100% of its own capacity. Germans don’t really regret forming and joining the EU, it’s more of cultural alliance. He said look in the past, there were wars between Germany and France. It’s impossible to have war now.

We had 夫妻肺片 for lunch. They liked it. It tastes bit sour for too old. They still haven’t eaten the 驴打滚 yet. Not fresh any more. But they will eat. Renate said they’re Europeans, they eat whatever.

In their backyard, there is a rake for cloth hanging, which is good. The way it suppose to be. In USA it considers kind of eyesore. In that sense, Chinese and Europeans are same, all from the old culture while the Americans area from new. Yes dryer is convenient especially when you wash sacks, etc.

Do I need some kind of vindication or confirmation to live the Chinese way?
Left the gate at 5:20, taxing then take off on 5:43pm, Ffm time. The pic is taken at 5:45 wherever it is. 8:24am landed.

For one hour flight, train is the better choice. Getting to the airport is usually farther than the train station. 1.5 to 2 hr prior to the departure, the flying time plus landing, it’s usually two hours event. Paris/Frankfurt is 4 hours train ride on TGV. No need to jet out of the city. Frankfurt airport costs 4.35€, Paris 9.75€, those tickets entitles you to an one way subway ride.

 


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