Sunday, at 1pm, at Bebelplatz, the street was quiet. From time to time, a cellphone was ringing but a coherent conversation was interrupted by angry eyes and strongly whisteled "hush!" Many were prepared in time with picnic blankets, food, cigarettes and juice. Nobody was drinking alcohol around me.
A free open-air concert - at least the third as I understood - given by Daniel Barenboim. This year, for the first time was offeren an encore, with the ouverture from Noces de Figaro, by Mozart. Although crowded, the quality of the sound was excellent, the interpretation beyond reproche and the silence of thousand of people in between the two periods was amazing.