Decorative water jets
at Boxhangerplatz offer relief
from the scorching temperatures.
I was so tempted to join in. 

We’re having a heat wave, a tropical Berlin heat wave. With temperatures expected to reach 38°C (100.4°F) today, my goal is to stay cool. That’s not so easy since most places lack air conditioning. Of course, museums and movie theaters have AC, but the thought of riding my bike to these venues seems daunting and unpleasant. Shopping centers are another option, but it’s Sunday, and they’re closed. Maybe a cold dip in the bathtub?