Tag: germany

Finding Old Berlin

[ezcol_1third]Finding old Berlin: Photographs and notes about uncovering the lingering past in Berlin’s buildings. From 2008–2013, I made a practice of slipping through the open doors of Berlin’s old buildings whenever I had the chance. The buildings in this project are located in the Prenzlauer Berg…

Hammershøi Light

My touchstone for defining lack of sunshine was always the Pacific Northwest, but places like Portland and Seattle get more sun on average than Berlin. I know. The paintings of the Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi do a lovely job at capturing the winter light in…

Twelve Blog: Shout

Cities are in a constant state of change; neighborhoods morph this way and that from safe to crime-infested, from run-down to hip to boring, etc. Berlin as we know it came into being from a unique combination of factors and history, but time has caught…

Snow

This last week back in Berlin has been rough due to the perpetual darkness, in which the days go by one after the other in a grim gradation somewhere along the lines of . Before we left in December, there was snow. I’m not a…

Berlin

We are back in Berlin, trying to adjust our internal clocks in a city that is blanketed in constant darkness. Needless to say, it’s not going that well—today I was wide awake at 3am. Looking forward to checking in here on a more regular basis!…

Berlin Guide: Spreepark Tour

SPREEPARK: A TOUR OF BERLIN’S ABANDONDED AMUSEMENT PARK Spreepark has much in common with the city of Berlin itself—a complicated history that allows past and present to co-exist in visually striking ways and a growing popularity that will probably be its undoing Spreepark, an abandoned…

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