Category: Urban Exploration

Night Wanderings

Some authors take notes and are constantly scribbling in a journal or notebook. Details are important to me and are essential to many scenes in my books. Describing them with accuracy depends entirely on the mood and frame of mind I might find myself in when tackling that particular chapter. Photography and literary activity is

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Gin Yoga is a thing… WTF?

There are days when I am incredibly slow on the uptake and not quite up to speed with the latest trends. Well, at my age I no longer feel the need to know every single new and hip trend, I leave that to my daughter. Nevertheless, I don’t want to be called antiquated (yet) either,

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Pursuit of Purpose: To Live and Share

What better way to begin the Year of the Rat than with abundance – a brunch table that fulfilled all the cravings of sweet, salty, sour and spicy, followed by an indulgent afternoon at a photography exhibition. The principal reason for me to make a yearly visit to the Willy-Brandt-Haus is the Sony World Photography

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Commuter Adventures: 45 is a number

The photograph above was taken last night and would never have come into existence had I been paying attention. Sometimes making a mistake turns out incredibly fortuitous, and in this case, I took the wrong bus. If I were new to Berlin and not know my way around the public transportation system it would have

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January’s Revenge

After everyone else around me has been battling the cold or the flu, it finally caught up with me. I thought I had managed to sail right past it and was about to toot my horn about the power of vitamin C and all, but nooooo, the weather had to to all menopausal and blow

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It’s all in the details

In photography, sharpness, precision and depth are the rule of the thumb. Or at least, are supposed to be (Some of of my buddies will even factor in wind velocity before clicking). Then there are others who prefer the more artistic side of life, and will go for the hazy, dreamy look. Believe it or

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Hidden Treasures of Berlin: Le Orchid

I decided once and for all that it was high time to bring in more exotic plants into my abode, and be true to my heritage by stepping up my orchid game. The common orchid to buy here in Germany is the phalaenopsis, which are pretty, but I don’t like them, for some reason. I

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