Back in November, my whole institute went to a retreat. We were all loaded into a bus, and we went to this tiny little town in the state of Brandenburg, called Bad Saarow. Bad is the German word for "bath", which means that this is a spa town. Of course, I went and brought my camera with me.
First of all, there's a nearby lake, the Scharmutzelsee. That being said, nobody seemed to be sailing that time, just the ducks.
When I took a walk, I passed through lots of green and open spaces. The town was quite deserted, and so there weren't plenty of people that I bumped into.
This is the spa. There were plenty of clients parking their cars and heading into the building. Most of them were old people.
Look! There's even someone who drove all the way from France just to take a bath!
This is the main train station. There's only one train that arrives every half hour. And there is only one carriage.
This is a statue I found in front of the train station. I don't know what it is called.
Finally, this is a building that has some shops. There are a few others like that, bakeries, markets, and so forth. Most people seem to have a car here. I guess it is needed because there aren't a lot of variation when it comes to shops. One perhaps goes to another town to buy groceries.
Anyway, I was here for an overnight stay. The next day, we rode the train and went back to Berlin.