Winter-weary Germans basked yesterday in 70F temperatures amid palm trees and sandy beaches - only an hour's drive from Berlin.
At dawn yesterday, thousands of people began flocking to a bulbous former airship hangar transformed into Europe's largest leisure resort.
As the wind howled outside and snow settled on the ground, they pitched their tents and watched a golden sunrise projected on to a 450ft long screen...
70 degrees? That's sweater weather here in ever-sunny SoCal.
Miscellania · Sun, 12/19/2004 - 23:03 · Importance: 1