Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall falling.
It’s interesting – for the first time, that I can recall, I was asked what I was doing when I heard that the wall had opened – and it occurred to me that I really have no memory of the event, when it happened.
King Kong — my drink at the Monkey Bar
Yesterday one of my ex-Jena colleagues and still cool friend, AK, arrived in Berlin in order to attend a workshop. Instead of bumming around and wasting her evening alone, she and I met up and bummed around and wasted her evening together.
Her hotel – […]
Berlin’s fernsehturm — Berlin’s iconic tower. Sometimes photogenic, but not always.
The Schӧneberg gasometer – in my ‘hood. Visible for miles.
This is Potsdamer Platz on a brilliant Sunday morning. Could not look better.
A week ago I popped in to Tastees, Berlin’s Jamaican restaurant, for dinner. Amazingly good food.
As I noted two weeks ago, Berlin’s public transportation network includes ferries – and in my first three years of living here, I never had occasion to take one. But then, once I learned that F24 is a rowboat, I decided to ride.
And some how, since I rode two ferry routes that back on […]
Today was an odd day.
This past fall I bought myself a Jack Wolfskin jacket, thus completing a critical step in the process of becoming fully assimilated into Things German®. When I wear it, I become virtually indistinguishable from the thousands of Germans who wear their jackets every single day.
It’s a nice jacket, perfect […]
Today is slow travel day, or something like that, and to celebrate I took an architectural tour of Berlin, one that compared the architecture of East and West Berlin.
Before I go a bit further, slow travel is an echo of the slow food response to fast food – in that, “encourages people to resist […]