A Year in Berlin

An Englishman abroad

Category Archives: Politics

Vogelsang: A Soviet ghost town

It’s been a while since we did a bit of ‘Urbex’ (urban exploration) – particularly of abandoned sites. Blame it on the winter. We did a cluster of them last … Continue reading

08/05/2013 · 12 Comments

Breaking into Beelitz

I know I’m not the only one but I love a bit of dereliction. Discarded items in abandoned buildings have a very special poignancy. They’re a chance to see what … Continue reading

21/05/2012 · 8 Comments

A weekend away

“…and so young families go to Dresden or Leipzig?” “Hmmm…or Dusseldorf or Munich…” We’re busy with freelance work at the moment so taking time off feels a little counter-intuitive. It … Continue reading

11/07/2011 · Leave a comment

Ignorance is bliss

Yesterday was a big day for UK public sector workers. Although I’m over here in Berlin, I’m not totally out of the UK news loop. Most of the people I … Continue reading

01/07/2011 · 4 Comments