I can’t help but notice the cars in several of the pictures. I live near the Munich city center and, although I own a car, I don’t use it to go to work or for shopping. I use the underground to work and walk to the nearest supermarket. But city center supermarkets are relatively small and that makes it difficult to organise queues at the till where people would stay 2m apart. Some supermarkets limited the number of customers and the queues are outside. I tend to avoid those, so I am visiting shops further away. Walking does me good: now that I work from home, I put on a little weight and I need more exercise.
Bavaria ordered a locked down over a month ago: all shops but the essential are closed, restaurants may only serve take away, parks and public places can only be visited if one is keeping at least 2m distance to other walkers. Bavaria is also experiencing the worst draught in 2 decades with summer-like weather (but we are expecting some rain tomorrow). The past week were a bit surreal with perfect biergarten weather and empty streets. Traffic was gone the first week but is slowly catching on.
I was a bit worried the first week. As you may know, I keep bees. They know nothing about COVID and, as they do, are simply making more bees. I was worried I would not be allowed to tend them, but this was not the case. I enjoy my weekends at the bee place, outside the city. Because of the heat, the season is two weeks early.
Today, Bavaria decided to ease a bit the restrictions. More shops can open, but customers must wear a mask. There are more people in the streets. I took some pictures earlier this afternoon.