BERLIN WEATHER - MORE CHANGEABLE THIS YEAR THAN BEFORE
SUMMER IN BERLIN is usually hot and sunny, as in other parts of central Europe, but this year it's been a bit more changeable. Ursa Nagel, PR person at City Scope told me the people have found the variable weather a pleasant change from usual, and the changing light makes for more interesting City Scope panoramas. But just as we were speaking, heavy rain fell on the Potsdamer Platz, causing large puddles and torrents. Soon after, it was sunny again, and I left to take some photographs. Later in the evening, I saw on a temperature display that it was 21 degrees. Night time temperatures were around 10 or 11.
AUF WIEDERSEHEN BERLIN, AND SEE YOU AGAIN SOON
ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON, I drove out of Berlin on the Bundesstrasse 1, into Potsdam, on to Chemnitz, Manchester's twin city.
I'll be keeping in touch with Berlin via Cityscope and other websites, and look forward to returning and doing more editions of Eyewitness in Berlin in the future.
When you pause and think, how wonderful to be able to look at Berlin almost live, noticing today that the weather is warm and sunny. I noticed of course amidst all the splendour, the Single Black and White Apple Billboard showing Albert Einstein right in the centre of the whole scene.
Which brings me to the subject of the iMac computer which I saw for the first time this weekend. The first computer without a floppy drive! and designed by none other than Jonathan Ive (don't tell me! another Manchester man?) I love this machine, and if and when I get a job, I think I'll buy one!
I recommend this computer to people because all you do is open the box and plug it in.
Visit Apples's Web site, if you have a minute or two!
Great Berlin WebSite
Ian Yates (Ihor Wilnyckyj - Ukrainian backround, from Manchester England, resident in Los Angeles USA)
Yes, I couldn't agree more. I've already drooled over it in MacUser magazine. By the way, CityScope use only Macintosh computers - it's the only system which allows them, through scripting, to automate the process of capturing, saving and archiving the panoramas.