I dream of the city, as it was, long before Frederick, not the capital of a respected and feared kingdom, with a formidable army, but the main settlement of a peaceful people, in the midst of lakes and thick forests, surrounded by wilderness. Then came the long war, the uninterrupted banditry, the destructions, the killing … Continue reading Brandenburg and her capital: #longing
Well, my friend Tara is soon starting work on The Page book 1... In the meantime I am getting ready to rewrite, at the same time as making a start on book 2. There is already a lot of material there which needs editing - of course - and sorting. The tale continues in Berlin … Continue reading Hectic weeks in perspective… #amediting
Photographers, artists, poets: show us SNEAKY. She handed him the vial That would enslave him forever...
I drove carefully along your highways, approaching your centre as one approaches a very beautiful woman, a little tensed, perhaps apprehensive at the thought of your contemptuous stare... How quiet were your tree-lined streets, how beautiful Viktoria park in the late Summer light, and how radiant your smile when you open your door, my adored … Continue reading In Berlin (in five sentences…)
A great thinker, and even him made mistakes...
Yalta Conference, February 4-11, 1945 It was their last meeting, the last Allies Conference of the War, that was to reorganise Europe in “peace-time”. WWII was drawing to a close: soon Hitler would be dead in the ruins of Berlin, soon the USSR, and her martyrs, would win the war, at last, at the price … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: April 29, 2013 ~ Yalta (Conference)
There is no theme to these posts, other than perhaps geography, as in places, landscapes and people - and of course writing, books, authors and you, reader. Some cities are more propitious to certain books, whether as one travels to them (those long journeys on fast trains across Europe), or in the new surroundings, as … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: April 2, 2013 – Berlin
A hero for our time: Rosa Luxemburg She was a beautiful and intelligent woman, who ended her life in the violent and extreme world born from the chaos and massacres of the first world war. A revolutionary, she was also a sharp and lucid critique of the rising bolshevik dictatorship in Russia. Born in 1871 … Continue reading #WritersWednesday: July 25
The old daemon This post is dedicated to @JenVinci “What is the one thing you really wanna do that you keep telling yourself you shouldn't ? And what's really stopping you…?” Photograph from: the Lazy Motorbike site. Yes, I must tell you about this… One of the great passions of my youth! I dreamed about … Continue reading #BlogMeMaybe: May 22 – May I tell you something about myself?