Prater Berlin

My oh my did this week go quickly! Our only plans for the weekend are to check out the Mount Hood Scenic Byway, which starts in Portland. Last Sunday we ate dinner outside at Stammtisch—they threw the doors open to the sidewalk and the sound of the soccer game drifted out to us. Just yes to everything about that. It made me homesick for Berlin—and happy to eat outside! Every day on my afternoon walk, I make notes of new places with good outdoor seating so…hopefully a new spot will be sampled this weekend, too. The weather is supposed to be spectacular. What about you? Hope you have a good one!

Next up—links from the week!

Confession: I loathe the term “bucket list.” Instead: this guy and his microadventures philosophy, please.

Using 1937 train tables, this guy created a subway-style map of San Francisco’s historic train system.

Sounds of New York City in the 1920s.

As someone who has an unedited, 20-year-old documentary disintegrating on mini vhs tapes somewhere, I admire this guy’s tenacity.

If you like looking at old newspaper ads from the 1960s, you can browse and help the New York Times digitize their collection right here—it’s super easy and fun!

Travel is good for creativity. You don’t say.

Photo by Dan Sloane of my beloved Prater, Berlin’s oldest Beer Garden and the best place to chat the evening away under glowy lights.