Yes, he looks happy - and he should, because he has got exactly the car he wanted most!
We lived at Hotel Victor's right at the eastern side of the old borderline:
At the hotel there were a huge spa, pool and wellness area - here is our bathing clothes drying:
When driving around you often meet signs like this telling us that Germany was divided into East and West until the end of 1989:
Here is the borderline, this is no man's land, where the flagstones were the patrol path. Here Stasi walked up and down in sharp uniforms and loaded machine guns:
Our city, Düderstadt, was nice and cosy and we found time for a café latte:
A statue reminding us how Germany was previously divided:
Many families were split for many years.
We visited Rammelsberg, which is the largest mine in Germany:
The mine workers' clothes and personal belongings are hanging up under the ceiling. The dark cloths are meant to hang their clean clothes in:
And here is the shared bath:
You could go on different tours and since we had never tried an authentic trip with a real mine train before, it became our choice:
There was a museum with very large machines and engines:
I love engines.
Opposite our hotel was the Borderline Museum:
This English text described how the world was back then and up to 1989:
I have used a telex machine like this when I was an apprentice:
And here is a photo of one of the watch towers, they are still standing every where in Germany:
We visited an alternative bear park, which was fantastic. It was alternative in the way that the bears had lots of space and they really looked like they was having a good time:
I have not used zoom, we were really so close to him, quite scary.
My own bear:
And we also took a trip with the vintage train, called the narrow-gauge line:
Here they shovel coal for the next trip:
And I bought a few nail polishes for my collection: