April 7, 2009Berlin

much-needed salt and pepper shakers at the Mauerpark flea on Sunday.

Pia Fries at the Berlinische Gallerie

April 6, 2009Berlin

Today over to the Berlinische Gallerie. It’s a little oddly placed, so it requires a short walk through an odd urban landscape. There were two shows I wanted to see: As Time Goes By, which included work by 38 artists that has to do with time, and the work of Pia Fries, who won the … Read More


April 4, 2009Berlin

Orange was following me around all day. Top right: Buildings surrounding the park with the most fabulous, southwest-facing, rooftop apartments. Read: very envious. Bottom right: My friend, Christian. Giver of refrigerator and so much more. Bottom left: The entrance to Christian’s building. Top left: Eistee in the sun at the Goldapfel with C & F … Read More

Walking All Over the Place

March 30, 2009Berlin

This was one epic day of city exploring, let me tell you. My feet hurt and I am exhausted. First we hit the flea market in Treptower Park. Found some (over)price(ed)less treasures, but it was just too nice outside to be inside. Next door we took a look at the pool in a boat, aka … Read More


March 26, 2009Berlin

Today my plan was to paint all day. But Berlin Reified and Co. invited me out for a walk and market browsing and I just couldn’t resist. We visited the little market in front of the Zionskirsche, had tea and cupcakes at Cupcake and took a stroll. When I look at the pictures from the … Read More

What next?

March 24, 2009Berlin

This morning the sky was clear but the air was cold. I had plans to meet a friend for lunch. About half an hour before I needed to go, the wind picked up and snow fell abruptly and forcefully from the sky. Strange. But was Berlin done with its curiosities for the day? No. While … Read More

This Direction

March 23, 2009Berlin

An early evening walk to an unexplored corner of the neighborhood.

Market Resolutions

March 21, 2009Berlin

As much as I hate to admit it, I can be really lazy about getting myself to the market. The romance of the fresh bounty, tiny children dancing to street music, the promise of unexpected finds —these things both delight and overwhelm me. Which is why it’s good to make walks with those such as … Read More

Picturing America at the Deutsche Guggenheim

March 16, 2009Berlin

A late Sunday afternoon visit to the Deutsche Guggenheim to see Picturing America: Photorealism in the 1970’s. Afterwards we wandered about in the drizzle, first to Friedriechstraße and then to Hackesher Markt. The light was beautiful despite the rain and there were a lot of photos to be had, but unfortunately I had the wrong … Read More