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February 2018 - Longing for the Midnight Lights
February 2018 - Longing for the Midnight Lights -   Longing for something is a strong feeling: whether it is for a person, a place or an experience. Ever since I had read Georg Forster’s ‘Journey Around the World’, I longed to... »read more

January 2018 - On the Bund
January 2018 - On the Bund - To me, China has always been the epitome of the Far East: fascinating and mysterious. “China is very different, don’t have any illusions,” said my old friend Diddi shortly before my departure, “it is... »read more

December 2017 - The Nativity Scene at Santa Cruz
December 2017 - The Nativity Scene at Santa Cruz - It was just after Christmas. Madeira, the island in the Atlantic Ocean, was lapped by the heat of the Gulf Stream. One could not feel the winter: the sky was a cloudless blue, the... »read more

November 2017 - Life's Acoustic Colours
November 2017 - Life's Acoustic Colours -   Sometimes you have a good idea: for my last milestone birthday I asked all my friends and family to give me a CD with their favourite music on. I had no idea of the wide... »read more

October 2017 - The Eiffel Tower
October 2017 - The Eiffel Tower -   Some places are like myths; some names sound like music. Paris! The historical centre for art and culture. Glorified as a city of love and joie de vivre– and for me a synonym for the... »read more

September 2017 - Greetings from Graefekiez
September 2017 - Greetings from Graefekiez - Like a village in a city and yet quite different – this is a Kiez or ‘block’ in Berlin. Without a centre or an official border, it consists of several streets, public squares and... »read more

August 2017 - Enjoying the Day
August 2017 - Enjoying the Day -   I wake up before sunrise and walk to the sea at dawn. No one to be seen far and wide, only seagulls looking for food between wet, glittering stones and shells. A poetic morning. “Seagulls... »read more

July 2017 - Steep rocks, powerful sea
July 2017 - Steep rocks, powerful sea - The world is infinitely rich in beautiful places. Some known by every man and his dog, and many known by but a few. In every country, in every city, I have found places that I liked. A... »read more

June 2017 - Cornflower Blue
June 2017 - Cornflower Blue - “Come, I want to show you something,” my mother said mysteriously when I visited her in June. “You will be astonished.” Then we cycled over bumpy, grass-scarred dirt country lanes, she with an undefeated... »read more

May 2017 - "A Short Song on every Path..."
May 2017 - " A Short Song on every Path..." - For a long time, I had thought that the tall birch tree between Hamfelde and Basthorst, two villages near Hamburg, would be a good a motif for me. With its lively branches dancing in... »read more