Tag: Berlin

Travel

The Concrete Bucket List

Ever since I was a child, seeing the Northern Lights has been at the top of my bucket list. There is just something about the crackling noise and the vivid colours dancing across the night sky that promises magic and mystery in our otherwise mundane world. Since I hate being cold, what better place to…

Creative Writing

Treptow-Köpenick

Away from the centre, from the anxious headache, The mad rush of Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Tiergarten, Bundestag, Pull me out, lift me up, and let me take My own small piece Of this German Manhattan: Ich möchte retten The city I see splashed over postcards and shot on film, The clichéd Berlin – oh please…

Arts

Holocaust memorial vandalised

A few days after the international Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27, the German publication Metropol reported that the monument Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism, located in Berlin’s Tiergarten neighbourhood close to the Holocaust Museum, had been vandalised. Scandinavian artist duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset was commissioned to design the monument in 2003,…

Finance

The Finance Roundup

Tesco continues profits turnaround New Tesco boss, Dave Lewis, has overseen the revival of the popular supermarket chain’s profits over the past two years. Previously having suffered blows from an accounting scandal, the retailer managed to make pre-tax profits of £1.3bn last year. Shares have risen by around six percent, meaning the company is now…

Travel

Berlin: a city of the new and the “old”

Everything in Berlin is a lie. I mean that in a good way. Old looking buildings are actually new and the walls don’t keep anything in. It’s all for the better, and the relatively new Berlin is well worth a visit. I’ll walk you through Berlin like I walked through our walking tour. I know…

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