Second hand books are one of those things I can fill my day with. Browsing a labyrinth of unassociated titles feels like being on a treasure hunt. It is hard to describe to the uninitiated how much fun it is … Continue reading The secret life of second hand books
The streets of Frankfurt are alive with gatherings focused on politics or on fun. People take to the streets to advocate racism and then again to make a fist against it, for a pay-rise or against the financial system. And then … Continue reading A very surreal gathering
Changes in a city often emerge from the sidelines, from inhabitants who strive for change. Change that is either prompted by an aesthetic, a functional or a philosophical drive. And though these developments often seem strange, far-fetched and totally unrealistic … Continue reading Frankfurt fringe narratives
German bikes are strange. Why are they so dainty? Why do they give the impression they will faint with exhaustion if pushed too hard? Why do they harness themselves with fragile wire baskets which are not really meant to carry … Continue reading Bicycles and paths: FFM vs ADAM
Banks nestling in high rise buildings mirroring the sky – that is what the Frankfurt skyline consists of. At its foot lies an extended network of … Continue reading Frankfurt in a nutshell: Abundance and need
One of the biggest wonders of Frankfurt is the Palmengarten: A botanical paradise, a perfect oasis for a busy city. It breaths well-being and there must be a group of dedicated gardeners working behind the scenes of this living splendor. … Continue reading One of the biggest wonders of Frankfurt is the Palmengarten
Visiting a new place for a while always changes my perspective. Things glint and glow more. The banal becomes an adventure. And the why’s and how’s … Continue reading A new place? A new perspective.