09 November 2009

Meanwhile Angela Merkel had a beer and a sauna


According to am English language German site called the Local, while thousands of East Germans surged past the Berlin Wall Angela Merkel visited the sauna and had a beer.

Reminiscing to foreign reporters in Berlin this week, Merkel told how she stuck to her weekly routine as a 35-year-old research scientist even as history was made around her.

"I thought something was going to happen, and had heard the announcement on television that the borders would open...But it was Thursday, and Thursday was my sauna day so that's where I went."


After her steam bath, Merkel went for a beer with a friend and only afterwards, when they left the bar, did they find themselves swept up in the huge crowds thronging Bornholmerstrasse and pouring into the West.

There she met celebrating West Berliners and shared beers with them, before heading home, telling herself "the Wall will still be open in the morning."

The next day, Merkel and her sister made a pilgrimage to the huge KaDeWe department store in the West, a temple of the western consumer society that had everything that was lacking in the East's command economy.

Fair enough! It wasn’t as if the wall would be bricked up again overnight. Still I think I might have changed my routine a little to be in at the death of the Berlin Wall but horses for courses...

9 comments:

Stephanie, Mama Dramatist said...

Wow. Nice breasts! Seriously, I'd no idea.

See, the sauna routine was worth something...

Nevin said...

:):):) Stephanie thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning....

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yep. Stupid men jump into cold water and cause shrinkage, while wise ladies visit saunas. Makes sense.

EG CameraGirl said...

Ha! And to think she admitted it.

James Higham said...

Says it all about her.

Knatolee said...

My, who knew Angela was so voluptuous?

When the hell is my country going to get a female leader?!!!

Steve Bates said...

jams, your PM doesn't look anything like that...

The Economic Voice said...

That must effect her center of gravity.

jams o donnell said...

I couldn't resist that photo. It shows Merkel with more of a canyon than a cleavage!