I have been living there since 2019 and this city fascinates me. You can see the contemporary history in the open, the mix of genres, architectural modernity and decay …

Let it surprise you, these sites are not all at the top of the tourist guide list:

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Uncle Tom’s hut in Berlin

Harriet Beecher’s novel Stove, published in the mid-nineteenth century, has no apparent connection to Berlin. And yet … there is a housing estate with that name…

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Spring in Berlin

A short post to celebrate spring, a beautiful season here with lots of trees in bloom around the city. I love the delicacy of the first…

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Women in street art

To celebrate women’s day, a collection of portraits on the walls. Most of the pictures were taken in Berlin, my favourite playground for street art. Let’s…

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Berlin’s skyscrapers

Berlin is a large, flat city. Again, the comparison with other European capitals is surprising, there are very few high-rise buildings. Berlin is built on a…

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Street art in Berlin

Anyone who has ever been to Berlin has certainly noticed that street art is very present in Berlin, whatever the district, in monumental versions, entire facades,…

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Berlin – the Cube

The area around the main railway station, Hauptbahnhof, is still under development. It is an area that has been totally transformed over the last twenty years.…

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