Monthly Archives: September 2011

Rare Visitor

One thing I like about having a garden is that it attracts its fair share of butterflies (I love butterflies). We usually get European Peacocks, Cabbage Whites, Small Tortoiseshells, Common Brimstones and with luck the occasional Swallowtail. Lately, a Red … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day

1920s German constable getting his geese in a row… The Berlinische Galerie will be showing the works of photographer Friedrich Seidenstücker (1882 – 1966) this winter. An exhibition I’ll make sure not to miss! A few more of his gems … Continue reading

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I have to work this Sunday, and on a terribly boring project to boot. Last Sunday, however, I took advantage of the slight drizzle to spend most of the day on the terrace repotting a lot of my plants, listening … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall

Not much of a challenge today — it just had to be this picture. Not only is it very fall-like in terms of the season but I love how the leaf’s fall got suspended for a moment, just long enough … Continue reading

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More Bhutan 2/2

All those chili peppers……seem to have a bit of an aphrodisiatic effect. Or else people are just very much into penises. Which is not to say that women don’t matter: And Bhutan may look quaint, but people do go with … Continue reading

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More Bhutan 1/2 (let’s try this again)

(WordPress does not seem to like me today and keeps removing pictures and captions from this post. Maybe splitting it in two will help.) There will be a new photo challenge tomorrow so I thought I’d sneak in a few … Continue reading

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It’s the end of R.E.M. as we knew it

Sadly, R.E.M. have decided to call it  a day. What’s left is a lot of good music and — to me — a lot of good memories — not least of a great July 4th concert in Berlin’s Waldbühne one … Continue reading

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