As expat time spent outside of my home country increases, I find that the American Independence Day July 4th, increasingly hard to celebrate. Not due to loss of my sense of pride to be an American or any such thing… simply because there are so few chances to celebrate here in Berlin. July 4th in … Continue reading
This week’s Photo Friday challenge, “Sports”. see on black
Just because… … summer is here. FINALLY!
Christopher Street Day in Berlin. It all started in the late 60’s when a few pissed off people finally said “no more” as the police stormed into the local gay bar, New York City’s Stonewall Inn, for their weekly shake down. Some said that the patrons were mourning the death of Judy Garland and just … Continue reading
Over the past weekend I took part in my second Berlin Fotomarathon. Basically it works like this: a. There’s an overall theme each year. This year it was “Der Augenblick genießen” which got translated two ways according to which theme sheet you consulted. The first translation was “Enjoy the Moment”, whereas the second and third … Continue reading
This upcoming weekend (June 16 & 17), Berlin will again host Europe’s largest gay and lesbian street festival, known in my circles as Motzstraßenfest (Motzstraße is one of the “gayest” streets in Berlin). The 20th anniversary of this event is held under the English title “Equal Rights for the Unequal“. The party begins at 11:00, … Continue reading