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Surrounded by the Wall: Memories of a childhood in West Berlin (Part I)
Click here to read part two of Volkmar’s post about growing up in West Berlin. You can also see a selection
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Time Travels with Myself – Part 1
I have always been fascinated by the 1920s and 1930s – I have no idea where this came from but
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Make new friends but keep the old…
Over thirty years since they first duetted on Islands in the Stream, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers received a Grammy nomination
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A modern-day Atlantis
Have you ever imagined a romantic relationship between Medusa and Hercules? What if it was a pre-curse Medusa, before her
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Nelson Mandela and my political awakening
This morning the world woke up to the news millions had been dreading – the beacon of hope, freedom and
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Bollywood – colourful, sexy and fabulous
I had my first taste of Bollywood in Berlin yesterday and the experience has left me wanting more! A close
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Bakelite – a fantastic plastic
  We are surrounded by all things plastic and I guess not all of us ever really think about the
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Remembrance
As someone who came to The Great British Bake Off late, I was very pleased to discover that the Good Food channel
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A Personal Farewell
When I decided to study Fine Art in England, people asked me “Do you want to become an artist? Surely
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Growing up in East Berlin
Long-distance relationships are a tricky thing to master. Not having to argue over banal things such as “toothpaste cap on
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It’s in the trees! It’s coming!
Click here to see a further selection of images inspired by “Into the Woods” over on the akg-images website. It’s
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Brief Encounters
My most recent trip to New York City was memorable in many ways. Apart from a fabulous and inspiring PACA
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Learning (to be) German
I was thirteen years old when the Berlin Wall came down. The reunification of East and West Germany happened while
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Balancing the physical and the spiritual
An article on the BBC website this week looked at how yoga and meditation are being used in prisons around
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Dialling up the past
(This blog post has been translated from the German original which you can read here.) Telephones… they never used to
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