Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin
Berlin Marathon is the only event that I know of that makes everybody smile: the stationary fans (while they are watching, happy that it is not them who has to do the running) and those running (after they are done running, happy that they can finally stop).
The reason for this collective exuberance could be the fresh whiff of serotonin and dopamine permeating the air along the marathon route. I for once could not wipe that smile off my face for another 3 hours, which made eating my full English breakfast in Schöneberg (a neighbouring borough) a tad tricky.
In total, this must be by far the cheeriest day in town.
What made me smile particularly wide was the sound we suddenly heard on the corner of Yorck- and Möckernstrasse. For a while unable to guess its source, we came up with some – at times pretty unsavoury – solutions. However, soon we knew. Elementary, dear Watson… And here is how it went:
And after the marathon…