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My Berlin, For Friends

Posted by Natalie in Places - 9 November 2014 - (0 Comments)
My Berlin, For Friends

I’ve been compiling a list of favourite haunts, after frequent requests from visiting friends, and friends of friends. So I thought, why not share it with the world. Nothing too guidebookish; just my everyday Berlin. Eating Streetfood Turkish: Imren. Not just doner and schwarma, also hearty dishes – go on a Friday afternoon from 12:40 … Read more

Inside Germany’s first packaging-free supermarket

This morning, Berlin startup Original-Unverpackt opened their doors to the press for a peek inside Germany’s first packaging-free supermarket. Keep an eye on TREMORS magazine for the full feature – but in the meantime, here’s some snaps of what to expect. The shop opens to the public this Saturday 13th September.  

Biking trends from Berlin

Posted by Natalie in Places - 19 March 2013 - (0 Comments)
Biking trends from Berlin

March finally arrived in Berlin to barely restrained euphoria from its residents. The greyness was interrupted by flashes of colour from exposed human skin and optimistic crocuses; not forgetting that glorious blue sky. Bikes all over town were tentatively awoken from their winter slumber, fed a dose of oil and TLC, and resumed their place … Read more

A Tale of Two Cities: urban development strategies in Detroit, Michigan & Naples, Italy

Detroit, Michigan and Naples, Italy are two very different cities with diverse challenges in urban regeneration. Yet remarkable parallels can be drawn between their development strategies – and what’s more, they seem to be working. At first glance, the cities of Detroit, Michigan and Naples, Italy could not seem more different. The former, a chilly … Read more

The End of the World

Posted by Natalie in Places - 27 October 2012 - (0 Comments)
The End of the World

I was lonely and tired as the solitary boat ferried me slowly but steadily across the grey Strait of Magellan to Tierra del Fuego – Argentina’s Land of Fire. Having travelled south overland all the way from the equator at Quito, Patagonia’s glaring and desolate beauty seemed suddenly to highlight the glorious futility of my … Read more

To the end of the line on the M29

If you take a 50 minute bus journey from central London, I’m pretty sure you won’t end up in the forest.  Unless it’s Waltham Forest. Berlin is different.  A few stops after Hermannplatz, the M29 bus stops outside my house, so I decided to take it to the other end of the line and see … Read more

Berlin: a Monument to Optimism

Posted by Natalie in Places - 11 March 2011 - (0 Comments)
Berlin: a Monument to Optimism

In Berlin, former symbols of oppression and paranoia have been transformed into communal green spaces for everyone to enjoy. To have faced up to a recent history as troubled and elaborate as Berlin’s is testament to the resilience of its people. To approach the issue with understanding and even optimism is characteristic of its soul, … Read more