We’ve had a gorgeous weekend. Temperatures hit 91° yesterday and 70° today, with continual sunshine. We rode our bikes around a lot both days, shopping downtown yesterday and taking a harbour tour today. Nothing too exciting happened, but we had a reminder yesterday that German culture isn’t quite like America culture.
In Karstadt, one of the nicer department stores in the city, we were looking through the lingerie section. We noticed a small room behind the lingerie section that had some leather underwear in the doorway. So, we poked our heads in. They had a lot more interesting leather underwear, pornography, whips, crops, and expensive glass dildos. I’ve definitely never seen such goods for sale in respectable stores in America, but it just doesn’t have the stigma here.
Of course, this is a country in which two TV stations turn into soft core porn at midnight and last night another station hid nothing in a Playboy documentary during prime time.