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Let's store up this summer

Let's store up this summer against all the other summers that are gray and drizzly, damp and dispiriting. I don't go out much these days. Even on the kitchen sofa, silhouetted against the balcony curtains, though, there's the light of......

Lindens in the sun

And their perfume when it rains!...

Scenes from a Saturday (Antipodes & Bite Club)

A stack of The Gentlewoman, a string of perfect flat whites, kind patient waitstaff ready to dispense fluffys, a view of a stunning church: Antipodes remains a gem for coffee lovers on a lazy Saturday. Finally, finally, Bite Club! Singleton......

Places of Remembrance

But no summer walk is innocent of history. In summer as in winter this sign consumes me. In translation: "Jews are not permitted to leave their flats after 8pm (9pm in the summer)." It's one in the public art series......

Of a summer's evening

Walking home, walking out. The long summer dusk gives the roses a special glow, while leaching color from the yellow hollyhocks....

Easter snaps

This Easter, happily, we were tourists in Berlin. Dinners at Aroma, Meierei, and Lentz, lunches were long picnics on the lawn. The peacocks sport full plumage on Peacock Island. The sand dunes in Grunewald rang with the sounds of a......

Five more scoops of ice cream

Thoughts do become things. One day my daughter was drawing ice cream cones, and there was nothing for it but to light out to Ludwigkirchplatz: a scoop of chocolate for her, a scoop of chestnut for myself. Two Junes ago......