Slowing down is the mode currently around the globe. Interestingly enough, in Berlin I was not rushing here and there. Compared with other capitals, what is the difference that makes the difference? I believe the city has a rare energy. Prenzlauer Berg’s architecture in particular is esthetically beautiful with many historical buildings.Continue reading “Berlin & Prenzlauer Berg”
This month I was attending the Berlinale film festival closing night. On the 1st of January I was publishing a post about Berlin 2020. And now we stay home, accept the situation, reconsider priorities and change habits, but one good news is that cities, beloved museums, the mountains and the beaches will still be there.Continue reading “Berlin Mitte”
Tiergarten is a huge park that is now technically part of neighborhood Mitte (Middle). The former royal park is now open to the public and is a great connection from West part to the center.Continue reading “Berlin & Tiergarten”
Alongside Cannes and Venice, Berlin is the platform of one of the biggest public international film festivals in the world. I am a movie enthusiast and for me, Cinema is the 7th Art form. So to witness in Berlin the 70th Berlinale International Film Festival is a big deal. And the entire city is celebrating it.Continue reading “The Berlinale”
Berlin is a city full of life, culture and history, with concerts, international film festivals, parties, fashion, popular sporting events and many other opportunities. Looking forward to a few moments this year that I broke down by season and category. I am sure that this is just a glimpse, and surprises and spontaneous moments will appear, but is a good idea to have a plan.Continue reading “Berlin 2020 ~ Calendar”
As we are wrapping the year 2019 and a decade, I was reflecting these days at what I have achieved & what I have learned. In 2019, this online travel journal was opened. And I had a new start in Berlin.Continue reading “My Year 2019”
This week of 4-10 November 2019 is a very special one in the German capital because it celebrated the 30th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall with “storytelling” events and art. I am still processing this week and the 6 months since I live here.Continue reading “A world without walls”
Lovely city. Beautiful as the name. Baden Baden is a spa town and perfect day or weekend trip from Stuttgart during autumn.
Two festivals are lightning the mood in October. Because one was not enough. „The Festival of Lights“ and „Berlin Leuchtet / Berlin Illuminated“.Continue reading “Light of Freedom”
There are so many ways to get to know a city or to have a good first overview. This time I took a long walk and then a boat. While I imagined how locals spend their Saturday and live their life in Hamburg.Continue reading “Hamburg. A Day in the Life”
Saturday and Sunday, 18th and 19th August, Berliners and guests run / walk the 160km or 100 miles path along the former Berlin Wall to honor the victims of the Cold War.
Last week was the Holly week in the Orthodox church and it wad indeed a special one.
Now in Berlin lilac flowers are everywhere. Lavender color and amazing smell. I admire them walking in neighborhoods and I hope to spot them every time I visit a flat. As a good purple sign. Continue reading “Purple Berlin”
Growing up I always projected my life and career as a clear path. Or as a ladder. Something linear, straight, filled with clichés. Now I see both as a painting – beautiful, bold, deep, lively, patterned, but also uneven, dark, broken, rough, changing.
Love is in the Bin. The most talked piece of art at the moment is in Baden-Württemberg and other ART stories. Third and final part of stuttgART series
When in chaos, create your Symmetry. My thoughts in the city of Ludwigsburg exactly, where I visited the castle and the fashion museum inside. Continue reading “stuttgART- Symmetry & Fashion”
Today, during my first days living in Berlin, I start a series writing about ART in Stuttgart. I attended one impressive piece of art in February, but it stays with me still, daily.
2019. V-day in Stuttgart. V from Violence. Continue reading “stuttgART & V-day”
The name of this castle in Stuttgart West is a strange metaphor of how I felt here sometimes. Continue reading “Solitude Castle”