A documentation of a couple of the events that filled my last weekend.
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Went for an early morning run.
Got high on water
Went to a birthday party at an amazing location at the water
Had a dance or two at an open air
Rumanian Puma got hungry
Baked paleo buns (recipe inspiration here – sorry, Danish)
Tale of Us delivering ear candy.
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And I recently discovered they have a Google Map with a complete overview over all the spots in the city they’ve written about so far.
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I used to paint and sketch a lot while still in high school and though it’s been less and less in the last 10 years I was happy to hear from Mira O’Brien who told me about her watercolour workshop at the Berlin Drawing Room.
The Summer Watercolor Workshop the Berlin Landscape (June 28 – July 15) is about the landscape of Berlin as a subject for practising the subtle medium of watercolour; layering color and value, dry and wet brushstrokes, sketching with watercolor, and experimentation with new materials.
It will be on Sundays, at changing outdoor locations and in addition, the class will meet in the Berlin Drawing Room studio to focus on technique.
No experience required!
Read more here.
After I went to this ball room birthday party last Friday (dresscode was something like “baroque with an animalistic twist) I’m hooked on costume balls – or just dressing over the top.
There’s a special ambience in a room full of men in Black Tie and women in baroque dresses, luxury label couture, big wigs and all wearing masks. Of course the setting has to be right too – it was.
Maybe the forecasted finacial crisis and the never ending lectures on “how to be a decent citizen, taking social responsibility” will lead to “nocturnal escapism”.
Das Geld hängt an den Bäumen is a great initiative that reduces food loss, supports local “farmers” and employs disabled people.
Basically, if you have apple trees in your garden, that provide more fruit that you can eat yourself, you can let them know and they’ll pick it up. The employees are disabled people or people from the “disadvantaged groups” of our society.
Also if your garden needs a loving hand, they offer to tend the garden as well.
More information on their website! Unfortunately only in German.
Why do people/artists only paint on houses? – or walls.
Just wondering. In a city like Berlin where there is so much “freie Fläche”. Street painters seem to be a phenomenon that existed in the eightees? And in Mary Poppins.
And what about hop scotch? We left it with our childhood. In the eighties. Along with the street painters. And did hop scotch only exist in villages (it did in mine – I’m from one) or do they do it in big cities too?
So many questions on a Thursday afternoon….
I say bring out the chalk this weekend!
I say Basket Ball is the sport of the summer. The rough, old school kind, of course.
Important rule: guys with six packs play shirtless.
Lotte Reiniger born in Charlottenburg in June 2, 1899. Silhouette animator and film director.
The Fichtebunker in Kreuzberg. The only one its kind and size still standing. Amazing object! Especially the Gasometer dome. And to think it saved the lifes of thousands of people…
Fascinating history. Google it!
A photo from the Now Open exhibition in 2010 by students from Freie Universität Berlin.
…the reminiscence of moments almost forgotten. The power of scent.
Just discovered Harry Lehman, an old-fashioned perfume shop in West Berlin. Memories come cheap here starting at 10 ml for €4.
On March 19th, they’ll be celebrating their 85th birthday. 30% off. No excuse, just go.
Käthe Von Nagy