Spring time in Berlin, and the wasteland is busy. Today I encountered many people walking their dogs and sitting by the river Spree.
At one point I approached two men, one of which was holding a spade. I presumed they where gardening as they stood on the garden plot which has just recently been dug over in preparation for growing. In fact they where testing out a metal detector. They had dug a hole and placed a necklace inside it. I attempted to hold a conversation with the two men, but they didn't want to talk, they where focussed. One of the men briefly explained to me metal detecting was his hobby and they were just 'testing'. While glancing around the wasteland the man shrugged his shoulders and stated that he had nothing to do with the garden or the wasteland and just lived near by. An hour or so later I looked out of my studio window onto the wasteland and saw the same men, this time digging a hole in the imported beach by the river.