At that time, it was, without question, truly delightful. Cycling your bike in the early morning through the colonnade of the Brandenburg Gate always promised to be a highpoint: the view of the magnificent three-kilometrelong axis in the direction of the university in the western part of the city was combined with a trip through German history—or, to put it more casually, through the background images to the German daily news. Today this is hardly conceivable. The city is full of tourists, the axis is a fan mile and Pariser Platz is Berlin’s “front parlour”. And, like every living room, it is free of traffic.
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