I remember last year’s excessive thunderstorms and nostalgically think back to hours of sitting on the windowsill, watching lightning strike Berlin’s TV tower and trying to >>catch it on photo<<. Unfortunately having a huge balloon in front of me to carry around doesn’t make it easier to bend over the parapet and shoot, and I decided the risk might be too high with mini-me jumping around in there.
This year’s summer seems to be quite similar (and possibly even “worse” – you know I love it, so I can’t complain!) in terms of rain and thunderstorms. Today, N and I went to have french toast and coffee at Ankerklause and just left when heavy rainfall surprised us just outside. We were lucky to have an “almost dry” spot under an umbrella outside and very fortunate to stand away far enough when the restaurant’s sunblind crashed down under the weight of the water masses (ready to kill, actually…). No one was hurt, but it was quite scary.
The rain didn’t stop for approximately a little eternity, and – smitten – I shot everyone passing by until we finally ran to the U-Bahn.
All photos: Carolin Weinkopf