Day 46 – My Boy

1 Nov

There is one man who has saved my life on dozens of occasions during this trip. And his work is not finished yet – I’m here for another 7.3 weeks. I am of course talking about Ampelmannchen. He’s the one who regulates the pedestrian traffic at intersections here in Berlin.

He comes in two forms. Green:

The light. The light is green!

And red:

Stop!

Mr. Ampelmannchen has a lot of work to do around the city. At some intersections he can be found with up to 24 of his friends. The main streets here in Berlin are quite large. At some crossings you will have to pass (for example) northbound car traffic, streetcar tracks in both directions, and regular southbound traffic to get to the other side. At each of these boundaries there can be found an army of Ampelmannchen bringing order to the galaxy.

I'll never join you!

There’s also a bunch of shops around town where one can purchase various items adorned with everyone’s favorite super hero.

They're everywhere!

Sometimes he even comes to life and walks around the city. This is a very rare occurrence.

Luckily, I had my camera at the ready.

 

5 Responses to “Day 46 – My Boy”

  1. Uncle Ross November 1, 2011 at 23:14 #

    Its nice to know that you are making friends in Germany.

    • Die Hard Three November 1, 2011 at 23:15 #

      You want him on your side. He could be a formidable adversary….

      • Uncle Ross November 1, 2011 at 23:17 #

        Yes, Worf.

  2. The Boss is RIGHT November 4, 2011 at 05:35 #

    Germans have strange fixations.

    Please tell me that with your German exposure you are not becoming a David Hasselhoff fan…..

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