27 November 2013
26 November 2013
new and improved blog, soon there will be contributors from cities around the world!) at a little Japanese-French cake shop on Pannierstraße called Two and Two (Pannierstr. 6, Neukölln). It was a nice refuge from the cold, and inside it smelled sweet of freshly baked treats.
25 November 2013
Johanna and Hanna. We had Australian brekkie, swapped ideas for stories and worked for a few hours before retiring to our kiez'. I can't tell you how great it feels to sit at my desk with the sun blasting in the living room. I haven't even turned on the light yet, and it's 15.30. More sun, please!
23 November 2013
Dönerkind (check out the website, it's cool!). He suggested we met at Leuchtstoff Kaffeebar on Siegfriedstr. 18 in Neukölln. On my way there, I discovered I had been in the area before. One time, I purposely got lost, and I had taken photos from the bridge going over the train tracks at Ilsestraße. And another time I had gone around there in the dark trying to find a party. I like discovering places and drawing lines on my inner map, connecting the city to itself, familiarizing myself with it. Also, the train tracks in that area mark the ringbahn that goes in a circle around the city. For all berliners, the ringbahn signifies the border of the city. You don't really live in Berlin if you live outside the ringbahn… When AnCa visited, we went to the café again, and we stood on that bridge photographing the tracks and looked over on the other side. "I don't know what is over there," one of us said looking over on the buildings that didn't look so different from the ones on our side. We both felt we were on the edge of the city, still safe behind the invisible fence that is the ringbahn. Berliners are crazy. I must go explore over there sometime. But in the meantime, if you're near, go have coffee at Leuchtstoff, it's so quirky, and the coffee is good.
21 November 2013
20 November 2013
18 November 2013
Rasmus and his wife took part of Restaurant Day and served barleyotto (risotto made of barley) out their Neukölln window. Shirin and AnCa had the savory version with pumpkin and cheese, and I had barley porridge with apple compote, salty caramel sauce and roasted nuts……!