Berlin, Winter (October 2017-February 2018)

There’s always this one day in the year when it shifts, the day when all of a sudden, the subway station is warmer than the outdoors again. That’s when you know. This is the fifth month of winter. There’s not enough sun for all the sad people here anymore. We try to stay close to […]

A brightness, a view, a poem: Porto in Winter 2017

Musings, thoughts, music, notes. Written down over the course of a few days in December 2016 and January 2017, while meandering through Porto, Portugal. Prologue I get home to a freezing cold flat at 9pm. Two hours, some laundry, dinner, a phone call, one unpacked and another packed bag later, I go to bed. Six hours later, […]

Patches of Light: Helsinki in December

Observations, music, thoughts, musings, written down over the course of eight days in December 2016 while meandering through Helsinki, Finnland. Preamble Still the rush of an intense day and a stressful trip to the airport inside of me (one of those times when you don’t know if you’ll make it in time), I sit back […]

12 Days of Summer – Melbourne in November 2016

Observations, music, thoughts, notes, written down under over the course of 12 days in November & December 2016 while meandering through Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Jetlag, maybe, and something about cloves When abroad, my general rule is: everything that’s within a distance I can walk, I will walk. So I walk to the place I want to […]

Nrwy

I’ll be flying to Oslo tomorrow. When I was just packing my bags, I thought of the last time I was there. It was the summer 0f 2003, and we had been doing a camping roundtrip in southern Norway. It was one of the hottest summers Europe had seen so far, with more than 40°C in my home […]

Kübel voll Eiswasser und kein Frühstück: der Februar

Gemacht Keinen Bikini eingepackt Im Schnee versunken Am Lagerfeuer gesessen Nackt durch den Wald gerannt In der Sauna gesessen Huskyschlitten gefahren Im Hot Pot gesessen und Whisky getrunken Ins Eisloch gehüpft Zum ersten Mal nach 5 Jahren ein Konzert gespielt Einen Husky gewonnen Die Menschheit gehasst (und meinen Zahnarzt besonders) In der Küche gesessen und […]

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