Postcard from Berlin

I focus on home now. Take pictures of our own four walls, follow the sun as it moves from the kitchen across the roof to the balcony. I focus on the city I live in now. Berlin is almost empty when you follow the tourist trail from Großer Stern to Brandenburger Tor, along Unter den…

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summer memories

“An ordinary life was an obscure life, if we can extend the meaning of obscure to mean covered up by dailiness, glorious dailiness, shameful dailiness, dailiness that is difficult to figure out, that is not always clear until a long time afterward. Obscure: not readily noticed, easily understood, or clearly expressed. Which is a pretty…

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Out now: SPIELPLATZGUIDE BERLIN

Mein Buch ist da: Der SPIELPLATZGUIDE BERLIN, veröffentlicht und herausgegeben vom Reisedepeschen Verlag, gefüllt mit Kurzgeschichten, Fotos und Spielplatzbeschreibungen von mir. Ein Familienreiseführer mit den schönsten Spielplätzen und leckersten Eisdielen der Hauptstadt. Lest euch rein mit meinem Vorwort aus dem Buch: Berlin hat die schönsten Orte für Kinder reserviert: die Spielplätze. Sie befinden sich in…

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What a summer

This summer was all about settling into our new home, having as many meals outside on the balcony as possible, drinking coffee poured over ice cubes in form of fishes, enjoying the natural air-condition of a Berliner Altbau, picking tomatoes and herbs from the balcony, jumping into the nearby lake after work, reading-reading-reading, going camping…

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IMAGINED PLACES – Exhibition opening

“Is it lack of imagination that makes us come to imagined places, not just stay at home?” Elizabeth Bishop: Questions of Travel Eine vage Vorstellung zog mich nach Südafrika. Im dortigen Spätsommer fuhr ich sieben Wochen durch das Land. Von Südwesten nach Nordosten, von Kapstadt über die Karoo, die Wild Coast und die Drakensberge nach…

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summer on paper, summer through the window

Summer went by so quickly again; I split it in two, spent half of it at home in Berlin, and the other half in other places. Summer filled up so quickly – where did it go? I’m left on my desk with a pile of photos and papers, looking through the last months and through…

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currently collecting

I am currently collecting nights in tents, airbnb rooms, cabins and caves; kilometres on the road; views on forests, lakes, the sea and the skyline; undeveloped film rolls on the bed table; last bits of summer light; literature from little towns’ secondhand bookstores; maps from tourist information centres; words, pictures, music, moments, destinations. I’ll be…

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in one place for too long

It is a wonderful, exciting city – where you can sit in the middle of the week in the backyard of a hotel, red light bulbs above us, and listen to a small and beautiful concert of Sarah Neufeld – where you can go to a reading on Friday night and see those writers they…

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spring / start

The sun always wakes me up. Wants me to go exploring. Soak up inspiration. Wander around. Try to create something again. Keep thinking. Look around. Nearby in Berlin, a few photos taken in Schöneweide, some others on a fleamarket in Friedrichshain. Spring has always been a starting signal in the last years for something new.…

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