The World Upon Their Shoulders

    On one of my occasional strolls through the streets of Berlin, I came across this magnificent entrance to a building complex that´s situated right beside the Catholic Church of St Bonifatius in Kreuzberg. In the middle of the oak leaf (?) wreath the date of the buildings completion has been added, 1891/1892. CuriousContinue reading “The World Upon Their Shoulders”

Fallen Tree

    Although this tree, stripped entirely of its bark, no longer lies across the road that you can glimpse in the upper left corner, it reminded me on this poem by Robert Frost.   On a Tree Fallen Across the Road   The Tree the tempest with a crash of wood Throws down inContinue reading “Fallen Tree”

Belated Merry Christmas! 

Actually I wanted to post this pic of my poinsettia on Christmas Sunday but due to my current problem with my internet provider I’m relying on free WiFi from the local library or a cafe at the moment, both of which were naturally closed during the hols. I hope your holidays went great. Mine IContinue reading “Belated Merry Christmas! “

Sepia Spell – Frowning Lion

    This beautiful carved lion just caught my eye and begged me to take a picture of him… of course I was only too eager to fulfill his wish 😉   Wishing you all a very beautiful and lovely week! xxx

Squirrels, Squirrels, Squirrels!

  To be perfectly honest with you – I just looooove squirrels! 🙂 Near to where I´m living is a huge park where I can watch these sweet little climbing artists running up and down the trees, trying to catch one another. As I´m sure you know, now´s the time that squirrels are really busyContinue reading “Squirrels, Squirrels, Squirrels!”

Sepia Spell -Stairway to Heaven

    Okay, okay… I admit, this is n o t the actual stairway to heaven, b u t in my mind it´s pretty close to it 😉 As it is, these steps are leading up to the second floor of the Old National Gallery outside the building. The Old National Gallery is situated onContinue reading “Sepia Spell -Stairway to Heaven”

Ah! Sunflower

      As autumn comes nearer every day, I´m trying to soak up every bit of sunshine before it gets all cloudy and gray around here… just like a sunflower 🙂 I´ve always admired these beautiful flowers, especially for their name-giving ability to follow the light, even on a rainy day. And I justContinue reading “Ah! Sunflower”

Sepia Spell – Friedrichs Bridge

The Friedrichs Bridge is one of my favourite bridges in Berlin. It has been built in 1703 and restored in the last years and serves now solely as a pedestrian bridge in Berlin Mitte. It crosses the Spree and connects the mainland to the Museum Island – one of my favourite places in Berlin 🙂Continue reading “Sepia Spell – Friedrichs Bridge”

Sepia Spell – Wedding Bells

  I stumbled over this lovely scene while I was enjoying a walk through one of my favourite parks here in Berlin, the Körnerpark. It´s a very small park compared to many others but it has been beautifully designed (around 1912-1916) and reminds me everytime of one place or another in northern Italy. It´s situatedContinue reading “Sepia Spell – Wedding Bells”