A Tale of Two Cities

As if by some fate, as I started to write this piece, about the Yin Yang city that is Berlin I was listening to a broadcast playing ‘Nightclubbing’ by Iggy Pop. A song written and recorded in West Berlin at the Meisel ‘Hansaton Studios’ behind the Berliner Mauer of the 1970s between Potsdamer Platz andContinue reading “A Tale of Two Cities”

Es begann in Tadcaster.

Vor einem Jahr bekam ich einen Anruf von Phil. Dein Trailer ist fertig Paul, komm und hol ihn ab, wenn du kannst.Das Wetter war typisch Januar, eisig kalt und nass. Ich wollte das abholen…. 3 Monate vor diesem Foto hatten wir unseren Richardson Double Horse Trailer von Alex in Tadcaster gekauft. Yorkshire als funktionierendes Fahrzeug.Continue reading “Es begann in Tadcaster.”

The Other side of (the) Tracks

Recently returned from England, I felt compelled to share my observations. The very current issue of sustainable transport links affects us all and there are different approaches in different countries. Firstly, travelling from the aiport, it was immediately apparent how bad the roads are in England. They were in quite bad shape when I movedContinue reading “The Other side of (the) Tracks”

Wall Fragments

The first time I noticed that pieces of the wall had been used for something other than ornaments outside hotels around Berlin and elsewhere was whilst cycling along the Konigsweg behind Dreilinden. There are several old border buildings/ruins in the woods there and the famous pink tank memorial on a plinth. Closer to the KleinmachnowContinue reading “Wall Fragments”

Berliner Mauerweg

Berlin and Wall, synonomous forever and although the city has been unified for 30 years this year, it is possible to trace the entire route on foot or by bicycle on the ‘Berlin Wall Way’. It is around 160km and encircles the whole of what was West Berlin between 1961 and 1989. I decided toContinue reading “Berliner Mauerweg”