School Architecture

As we were wandering all over town in our first week here, looking for a high school for Emma, we saw lots of different schools. At least in the urban core, it’s noticeable that many of them (still) are housed in buildings that have a touch of imperialism, i.e. having been constructed in the late…

Riding to the end of the Line: Erkner

Okay, I’ve gone back out on the end-of-the-line trail or, well, train. This time, TD joined me and we headed to Erkner on the S3. The line is not unfamiliar as K√∂penick is one of the stops, home to FC Union’s Stadion an der Alten F√∂rsterei. And, to be honest, we didn’t quite make it…

Local History in Marzahn

The Berlin boroughs also maintain local history museums. I went to visit the Bezirksmuseum Mahrzahn-Hellersdorf, in part because I was intrigued by a special exhibit they were running on coffee and design in East Germany. That exhibit was small, but a delight, really nicely presented, but the museum also had a permanent exhibit of local…

Groundhopping VI

So, I jumped past 100 posts on this blog and suddenly I was out of breath? Or, out of topics? No, not really, but with the Berlin summer term in full swing again and teaching a class at FU and a class at HU, I just haven’t been posting… But then, the prodigal son arrived…