@KonstantinII: Thanks! Not really many wooden buildings around here, but for sure they're not as futuristic as you would like.
@nirwanda: Thank you! I try to aim for a good recreation, and that Regio DB lot helps so much to that.
@kelistmac: ¡Muchas gracias! Today you'll see something inspired in your very own Berlin CJ.
@ROFLyoshi: Thank you! Definately not much wood in on around Berlin. Perhaps in the Deep Germany...
@Benedict: Thanks! I try to have everything under control... Until somebody takes a Jägermeister bottle out of the fridge.
@Huston: Thank you! Not a really complicated layout, just like the towns around here.
@spursrule14: Thanks for commenting! You can get this seawall pack on the STEX, here I think they look quite OK for making a canal.
@SimCoug: Thank you! I also love this variety when walking on the streets. Pre-war, commie, modern glassy buildings... on the same street!
Friday afternoon on the Fachhochschule für Technik und Wissenschaft Ihlingen (FHTW Ihlingen). This means one thing: the international students are planning the night via Whatsapp. Lessons are about to be over and the action will be from now on in Herdestraße residence hall.
The FHTW Ihlingen is one of the several universities of applied sciences around in the area, specially reputed for its computer science and biotechnology studies. Together with TH Wildau and HTW Berlin, Berlin's eastern metropolitan area is well served by these very practical-approach oriented universities.
FHTW Ihlingen is directly based in the two aforementioned universities. In fact, the shown BAT resembles a bit TH WIldau's Haus 15.
Lessons are over and the students remaining at the campus head back to their homes, and the international and interchange students head back to Herderstraße Residence Hall, a short walk far from the university at the river's other side.
Ihlingen Herderstraße Studentenwohnheim is, as many other residence halls in the State of Brandenburg, maintained by the Studentenwerk Potsdam. This residence hall, offers 240 rooms with a total capacity for 480 students in both individual and double rooms, each room counts with its own kitchen and bathroom. There is also a room for bike keeping, laundry, meeting/parties room and several more amenities.
Königs Wusterhausen's real student residence hall is placed very near of a Herderstraße.
Inside each room, the collective of international students self-known as "Herdestrassers" (according to their Whatsapp chat group) are deciding the whats, whos, whens, wheres and hows of tonight's party. After several hours of high level negotiations, it is decided to spend the night in a Berlin club, but only after a pre-heating session at the residence hall.
And before all pre-heating sessions, it is necessary to drop by the nearest supermarket to buy some reserves.
There's an Aldi supermarket very near of the residence hall, placed at the corner between Königs Wusterhausener Chausee and Landratstraße. The students bring back home a 20-bottles Hasseröder beer box and a liquor bottle for shots. While the sun is coming down, they have a shower, dinner and begin drinking beer.
At some point, the boys appear with their not-perfectly ironed shirts and lots of aftershave, meanwhile the girls put inside their bags their far-too-high-heels shoes and give the final touches to their make up; all of them, with a beer on their hand. Later than expected, as usual; that heterogeneous 11 people group, 7 boys, 4 girls, leave Herderstraße in order to get to Ihlingen station by walk. There are no buses at this time anymore.
They have to walk Landratstraße down, where the Märkisch-Niederbarnim Landrat and Landratsamt stands. This means Ihlingen is the capital city of the Märkisch-Niederbarnim Landkreis (a kind of "county") and that red bricks building is the county goverment seat. Looks like there is some last-minute work to do before the weekend.
The group keeps walking also passing by the Church, which is nicely lit at night.
Temperatures have dropped lately and there is not much people at Kirchplatz. On Summer Fridays, people just go to the square with some chairs and beer to relax and have a chat, but this is an image we won't be seeing until next year.
After a short walk, the group finally reaches the Bahnhofsvorplatz, Ihlingen's commercial and social life center.
The area's restaurants and cafés are open and taken by the crowd who has decided to go dinner outside tonight. Some of the guys stop in a nearby Sparkasse teller machine to get some money for tonight, while the sparkling fountain changes its colours.
Once the regional train arrives, they ride on it while finishing the remaining beers and, 15 minutes later, they finally reach...
The club is not far away from Alexanderplatz station, so they just leave the bottles in the street (some bottles collector will get them in a few minutes), the girls put on their high heels and they all head for a party night near the Fernsehturm.