I started October in Stockholm, exploring an incredibly beautiful city.
My hotel was near T-Östermalmstorg, a vibrant part of the city. I’d planned to spend Saturday morning taking a free walking tour of the city, but the tour group was excessively large and there was only one tour guide, so I skipped out and […]
Tempelhofer Feld, with people and kites!
The weather in Berlin right now is incredibly warm – mid September and the temperatures are in the upper 20s.
Saturday I hung out with one of my colleagues, hitting up Preußenpark and it’s weekend Thai food market. I’m not sure about the exact history of the […]
A random piece of art at Domäne Dahlem.
Chickens at Domäne Dahlem.
Wheat at Domäne Dahlem.
If I were a plant person, I could tell you what this is.
Domäne Dahlem is a farming museum for families in Berlin – a nice place for a wander on the […]
It was déjà vu: For a second time in my life, I heard the edge of a breaking news story and I instantly knew that the rest of the story was going to be painful.
This time it was that there had been another mass shooting, this time at a nightclub in Orlando. That […]
A couple weeks ago I spent an afternoon after work exploring ModellPark Berlin – Brandenburg.
Located in the middle of Volkspark Wuhlheide – or something vaguely in the middle – ModellPark is a collection of something like 60 miniature replicas of buildings from Berlin and Brandenburg, ranging from the places I know, to […]
The last couple of weeks have seen stories on both sides of the Atlantic that have given me pause for thought – a chance to reflect on the history of airport construction in this modern era.
On the western side of the pond, Denver International Airport is finally – a mere 21 years and (roughly) […]
A couple weekends ago, I met up with one of my colleagues and headed out to Beelitz-Heilstätten, out on the southwestern edge of Berlin.
Beelitz-Heilstätten is a very well known site for explorers of abandoned buildings – it’s a site with a plethora of buildings that have, to be blunt, seen better days. Back […]
The year is rapidly winding down – and in a year that I do not think of as particularly reading intensive, I’ve already read 110 books – and I have two more in progress, which should all be finished by the end of the year. I’ll even bet that I read a lot more than […]
Late last week one of my friends told me about a recently released film that features Berlin: Victoria.
So I saw it Sunday evening – and while there are a number of impressive things about (like the fact that it was shot in exactly one take with one cameraman), ultimately I hate Victoria.
Strausseefähre – F39 – Docked on the town side.
You can see the overhead power supply, and the cable guides.
For reasons that I would rather not go into right now, a couple weeks ago I did some research on Strausberg – the far east end of Berlin’s S-Bahn S5 route. While doing […]