The window in the living
room, that theoretically led to the second balcony (this one was 40 cm wide) opens to the
west. So I had a view on the skyline and the sunset. The reason why the window on these pictures
is always opens is, that outside the temperature was never below 26 degrees celsius.
The first picture shows the
view from the front door in the hall to the living room. On the right side you can see the
kitchen. The second pictures shows the master bedroom with genuine imported bed-linen. On
the third picture you can see the bathroom which was attached to the master bedroom. And
then, of course, the most important room in the apartment, the kitchen. Gas cooker with gas
cylinder, microwave oven with hot-air baking-function and the door to the "balcony",
where the washing machine was located.
A very big advantage of this
apartment I didn't discover in the beginning was the wind. Reading the classified ads for
apartments in the newspaper, I wondered why people used "windy" to advertise an
apartment. Now I know very well. At an average temperature of 28°C and a relative humidity
of far beyond 100,000 % any breeze, no matter how soft, will bring agreeable refreshment.
And there was plenty at this place. This building in east-west orientation, placed on open
field (only two-story houses around), was a big obstacle for the wind, and my apartment,
with windows on both sides, was the wind tunnel that went with it. The first pictures is
part of one of my air-current measuring experiments. Unfortunately, the lot of wind also
brought lot of dust into the apartment, so my feet always turned black when I, as usual,
walked around barefoot. But on the other hand, electrostatic discharges were no problem anymore.