Volkspark Schönholzer Heide

June 26, 2012Berlin

We had a friend in town over the weekend who has a special affinity for Soviet war memorials. The resulting theme for the weekend’s outings? Soviet war memorials. I attended Sundays’s excursion to the Volkspark Schönholzer Heide, where we found the park’s war memorial locked up tight due to renovations. That was okay, though, because … Read More

Prater Garten

May 24, 2012Berlin

Last year’s lackluster summer weather kept me away from the Prater, Berlin’s oldest Biergarten tucked off the busy Kastanienallee. This summer I seem to be making up for lost time, having frequented it three times now, first with Ashley, Andreas, and Hazel and most recently with the gang in town for the Hive Conference—Anne, Alex, Brittany, … Read More

June 25, 2010

June 25, 2010Berlin
Hufelandstraße, Berlin I keep walking by, hoping they will have swapped places. But—close enough.

Revisiting.

June 17, 2010Berlin
Kollwitzstraße, Berlin Revisiting a past good find.

City nature.

June 14, 2010Berlin

Hufeland Straße & the Volkspark Friedrichshain I have four visitors right now—the only guests I’ve had in two years—and it is so fun to see the city through their eyes. Showing them what I have found and the places I like is changing the way I see myself here; it is the first time in … Read More

Simson Schwalbe in the Snow

February 16, 2010Berlin

Kollwitzstraße Berlin, Germany A walk on Saturday revealed: A man sprinkling the three inches of ice in front of his shop with TABLE SALT. Big sigh. I had no idea that the misinformation went so deep. It makes me feel like I need to make a public service announcement. Motorbikes parked in the snow (on … Read More

Overgrown

November 20, 2009Berlin

I don’t make a practice of taking photos in graveyards, but today the light was beautiful and the place intriguing. The graveyard is close to my apartment, between two loud and busy streets, but it is so huge and so overgrown that it feels completely removed from its surroundings. I found tiny footpaths through tall … Read More

Walking

November 18, 2009Berlin

Winskietz, Bötzowviertel and Volkspark Friedrichshain.

Flower Shop

November 17, 2009Berlin

Today I was on my way to do a dumb errand and walked by our neighborhood flower shop. There is no way to ever resist this place, so I bought one of those little dusty pink plants that everyone has outside at this time of the year. It almost looks like a Norfolk Island Pine … Read More