Toronto in the summer

kellerkaffee

zuhause

rooster cafe

toronto island

hockey around the corner

cindyruch_toronto-laundry

window shopping

melonenkorb

lemon trees

coffee to stay

There is snow in Toronto right now. In my memory, there is still and will always be summer in the city: warm days spent on Toronto Island, in the Rooster Coffee House, eating burgers, cycling through busy downtown, reading in our quiet garden with squirrels jumping around, buying fruit and vegetables at the Chinese supermarkets, meeting racoons at night. There were always maps floating around in our flat, maps of Toronto, Nova Scotia, Georgian Bay, Algonquin Park and New York City. Maps of plans. When summer was over, we had a last coffee to go and wishing, as so often on those last days, it was a coffee to stay. It was a blast, Toronto!

In Toronto schneit es gerade. In meiner Erinnerung ist und bleibt es die Sommerstadt: warme Tage, die wir auf Toronto Island verbracht haben, oder im Rooster Coffee House, als wir Burger aßen, durch Downtown radelten, im Garten lasen und Eichhörnchen herumsprangen, Obst und Gemüse im chinesischen Supermarkt kauften und abends auch mal den Waschbären Gutenacht sagten. Karten lagen immer in unserer Wohnung herum, Karten von Toronto, Nova Scotia, Georgian Bay, Algonquin Park und New York City. Karten von Reiseplänen. Als der Sommer vorbei war, hatten wir einen letzten Coffee-to-go und wünschten, wie meist an solchen letzten Tagen, es wäre ein Coffee-to-stay. Schön war’s, Toronto!

 

 

 

summer on paper, summer through the window

palmentanz

feld im blick

anbahnen

einestrecke

zugfenster

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 my Berlin window. Fullfilled.

During this summer, more of my travel stories and photos got published. If you like to read more about Chile, Spain, Copenhagen and Australia, please have a look:

archiv/e Magazin
Such a pretty magazine that puts blogs on paper. In issue #2, they published selected content of four blogs including mine. I am very happy to see my travel stories and photos on such beautiful paper: http://www.archivemag.de.

Globetrotter Magazine
In January, I found summer, volcanoes and mate tea in Chile. My travel story about the ten-day trip is out now in the current Globetrotter Magazine: http://www.globetrotter-magazin.de/magazinartikel/chile-grosses-kino-im-kleinen-sueden

Lost in
Each issue of Lost in focuses on another city and is therefore the perfect travel companion for your next city trip. For the Copenhagen-Issue, I interviewed food blogger Sarah Britton about her favourite places in the green city: http://www.lostin.com/travel-guide/lost-in-copenhagen.

360° Australien
On my last trip to Australia, I wrote three stories for the magazine 360° Australien. Over the course of the year, they published them all, and the last one brought me straight back to great memories in a little town called Broken Hill: http://www.360grad-australien.de.

lemonlove

 

currently collecting

collection

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 back soon to tell you all about it.

/ another collection at the Mauerpark in Berlin at the start of summer.


Momentan sammel ich Nächte in Zelten, Airbnb-Zimmern, Hütten und Höhlen; Kilometer auf der Straße; Aussichten auf Wälder und Seen und Meere; belichtete Filmrollen auf dem Nachttisch; letzte Sommerstrahlen; Literatur aus Kleinstadt-Secondhandbuchläden; Karten von Touristeninformationszentren; Wörter, Bilder, Musik, Momente, Ziele.

Bald bin ich wieder da, um euch mehr darüber zu erzählen.

/ eine andere Sammlung beim Mauerpark in Berlin, zum Sommeranfang.