I am not sure why the picture is so dark, but you can see that it is a rather large kitchen, especially for Germany. There's our new dishwasher, a gas oven/stove, and our washing machine (Germans often have them in their kitchens, which seems like a weird place to wash your clothes, but since there is no other place in the building to put it, we had no choice). The built-in cabinets we bought from the previous tenants because there is a wacky custom here that when you move, you bring your own kitchen. If we had not bought everything from them, we would've been faced with a completely empty room!! That means NOTHING, not even a light bulb.
Here's another view:
What a tiny freezer (on the bottom of the fridge) - it was the biggest I could find at the time and it's always packed. But it's nice to finally have the cabinet space to store boxes upon boxes of cereal at least :) One of the things I love most about the USA? The seemingly endless cereal aisle. The TSA guys who inspect my suitcases must think I am a nut bringing back so many boxes of Quaker Oat Squares, Rice Chex, Post Great Grains Crunchy Pecan and Yogurt Burst Cherrios (for Daniel).