First stop on our day of, ahem, urban exploration was the Asia-Center on Meeraner Strasse, out by the Allee der Kosmonauten. Filled with bun and pho soup, we strode boldly into the wholesale units and purchased (retail) some mooncakes and a flowery blue housecoat which Hisae can wear while doing Fashion Housework. Then we admired pink crystals in a mega-Garden Centre and muzzles in a mega-Petstore. After that we poked around an abandoned Russian Culture Centre and an even more abandoned "crankyhouse spa". Finally we regressed to childhood, pedalling a gigantic tricycle around a car park in the grounds of what looked like a horse hospital.
Highlight of the day: getting thrown out of a mega-DIY superstore for looking more like tools than the tools they stocked.
Music: Bauhaus, of course.
Mood: Emotional Communist.