So, here is a picture of peonies from the Botanical gardens in Berlin.
It took about 45 minutes by bus to get there from Checkpoint Charlie – but the bus ride was worth quite a bit of sightseeing as well. And the trip out there was so worth it. Peaceful. Flowers. Though the heat was murder either way, getting some shade from the greenery was also golden.
Basically getting away from the tourists was lovely. (Yes, I get the irony of a tourist celebrating this…)