We had a simple, lazy Mother’s Day or Muttertag auf Deutsch. They fell on the same day this year, but I’m not sure if that’s always the case. We took a walk, made french toast, and staring down a long, unplanned afternoon, decided to give the Hamburger Bahnhof another go.

We ended up stumbling into an exhibit of Anthony McCall’s light sculptures. Luckily, S – who has recently developed an intense fear of the dark – fell asleep just as we rolled up to the museum entrance.

One day, I’m going to have to take her there without the stroller. A large portion, at least from what I can tell, of the museum is only accessible by stairs and the docents there aren’t as friendly, again in my experience, as they are in some other museums. Note that I felt the need to italicize “some.” I’ve run into many, many docents in Berlin who clearly dislike children visiting the museums, even in museums with children’s programs. The number of times I’ve been sternly talked to by docents is crazy and very much deserving of its own blog post. The Hamburger Bahnhof docents are more the type to stare at you sullenly while slowly inching towards you in an attempt to encourage you to leave. God forbid children should have fun with art!

Before I get too worked up, I’ll leave you with this very calming, yet overcast photo of the garden in front of the museum. Till next time! Tchüssi.


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