Buildings and malls surround it. Tram lines, buses and trains circuit through it. Located in the middle of the middle (Mitte) of Berlin, this is considered the busiest part of the city.

Last month it was just covered with stalls of the Christmas Market, and everyday it is covered with people going on with their own lives. Many would say I live near a place that is dangerous. Yes, a lot of things happen in this area. And just this one afternoon, I turned around and saw the place now covered with snow. I looked up at the “pin”(it really looks like one), and in one fleeting moment — under the setting sky, amidst the cold and despite the multitude of passersby and the thousand different sounds — I was tranquil.