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Vienna Pictured/Not Pictured

Off the night train from Berlin to Vienna and straight on to Cafe Sperl for crisp rolls slathered with apricot jam and steaming plates of ham and eggs. (Baffled and delighted that that's what they're called, rather than Schinken und......

Autumn lights

Deep into the season now, yet it feels like autumn has only begun to unfold its particular lights....

Peacock; Walnut

A rainy Tuesday seems the time to reflect on a radiant autumn. This tiny girl has now started school. Lately, every sunset in Berlin has been remarkable: after the show's over and I've drawn the curtains, I bask in the......

Windowsill, Walking

The summer has done its work: the nuts cluttering the streets are fat....

Late summer foraging/Three spots in the sun

Berlin has left the season of cherries. Overhead, along shady avenues and in playgrounds, berries and stone fruits ripen. As we walked to Krumme Lanke with a picnic basket in hand, S plundered the front gardens of the silent Bruno......

Pink Three Ways

Roses; Kolor; sunset-tinged windowsill and blocks. The nights are drawing in, the chestnuts on the ground are still green but fat now. Kolor, Kopenhagener Stra├če 64, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg (map). Perfectly edited design shop and studio. Oh, for those May green......

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......