Even though this time Germany seems to have a valid chance at grabbing the European Championship Cup, it seems as if the football craze has gone back a step from the heights it reached in 2010. After all, it’s “only” the European finals. Still: many people opt to watch the game with their friends at bars or on the sidewalks when the weather allows them to (which, this summer, is certainly not a given).
While we were excited to watch the German team play against Greece in the quarter finals, we also had a feeling that it could be interesting to see how people in Kreuzberg were actually set up on the streets. So we wandered around Reichenberger Straße, Oranienstraße and Skalitzer Straße and took some pictures of the makeshift set ups. Twenty minutes into the game we got too antsy, though, and decided to let go of our original plan and head for the nearest spot to sit down and feel the enthusiasm that comes with a popular sport. Still, we found some interesting shots. Let’s hope that todays match will be just as successful.