10 June 2015

10th June 1945: fragrance

10 Sun. Very cool for season; dismal, showers. Only a short walk in evening. Have a bunch of linden* blossom and roses on the table as I write; the fragrance is delightful. Aunt Hannah called.

* Note: shortly before this, towards the end of the war in Europe, the last of the linden trees along Berlin's famous street  Unter den Linden (Under the Linden) were cut down for firewood - most had already been cut down during the building of the S-Bahn in the thirties. The present, replacement trees were planted in the 1950s.
(Illustration: LindenAllee, Berlin, 1691) 

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