#6 HISTORY

#6 HISTORY

HISTORY 11 THINGS I LEARNED SPENDING A YEAR IN BERLIN’S PARKS | part 6   Berlin’s history is written into the fabric of its parks and public spaces. You see it through its monuments, design, and even the ground itself. You can see traces of the passage of...
#5 POLITICS OF SPACE

#5 POLITICS OF SPACE

POLITICS OF SPACE 11 THINGS I LEARNED SPENDING A YEAR IN BERLIN’S PARKS | part 5   The first time I left the USA, I learned a lot about how different cultures view public space. I was in college. I moved to study in Japan. That experience changed my life. I...
#3 PUBLIC FIGURES

#3 PUBLIC FIGURES

PUBLIC FIGURES 11 THINGS I LEARNED SPENDING A YEAR IN BERLIN’S PARKS | part 3   Berlin, like most major cities, is dotted with statues, monuments, and public art. Each tells a different story. As I spent time in Berlin’s parks I started to understand...

#2 WILDLIFE

WILDLIFE 11 THINGS I LEARNED SPENDING A YEAR IN BERLIN’S PARKS | part 2 I still hadn’t seen a beaver or wild boar in Berlin. Then I was biking one evening and was almost run over by two families of boars! Two sets of parents with young boars ran down the...
#7 BEAUTY

#7 BEAUTY

SEEKING BEAUTY 11 THINGS I LEARNED SPENDING A YEAR IN BERLIN’S PARKS | part 7   Growing up, parks were the places where my family was happy. My sisters and I could run off on our own, have our bits of freedom, see smiles. Thinking back on my home life, I’m...
#1 WILD SPACES

#1 WILD SPACES

WILD SPACES 11 THINGS I LEARNED SPENDING A YEAR IN BERLIN’S PARKS | part 1   Berlin is known for its wild side. And there are many forms of wild. What is freedom for some, may create discomfort others. Parks are places where these dynamics collide. In the...