Both are much bigger events here in the Land of Deutsch than at home. Walpurgis night is apparently traditionally celebrated with dancing and bonfires, and in Berlin there’s a more modern tradition of leftist riots starting on Walpurgis night to get a head start for May Day. This meant that there were police in body armour all over F’hain, and crowds of people wandering around, possibly following some undercurrents that I didn’t quite understand.
However, we missed the majority of any drama that was going on, because I decided to take LTN to Treptower Park and show him the soviet memorial on the way to the Kreuzberg Maifest. It turned out that there was a party going on in the park too, so we ended up picnicking near a swing stage and practising flying, but never actually reaching the ‘officia’ Maifest. Twas Fun though.
I don’t think LTN minded too much (I hope), he got a sausage and a good share of my cheese and ham bread thing out of it. He also got to see the big soldier and play around with colours again. Not that I am/he is easily pleased or anything…
You’ll notice that the memorial looks really quite different now that it’s all greened up. Beautiful. Happy belated Walpurgis all x