#11 TRAMPOLINES!

#11 TRAMPOLINES!

TRAMPOLINES! 11 THINGS I LEARNED SPENDING A YEAR IN BERLIN’S PARKS | part 11 TRAMPOLINES! My first trampoline sighting was on a cold February morning. It left quite an impression on me. Ever since that time, I’ve been looking for hidden trampolines.  That first...
#9 NIGHT

#9 NIGHT

NIGHT 11 THINGS I LEARNED SPENDING A YEAR IN BERLIN’S PARKS | part 9   Typically, one doesn’t think about parks when thinking about the Berlin nightlife. But parks provide a good place to rest and unwind, to enjoy the company of others, and view urban wildlife....
#10 NATURE

#10 NATURE

NATURE 11 THINGS I LEARNED SPENDING A YEAR IN BERLIN’S PARKS | part 10   In the whole of Germany, there is little remaining natural landscape. Nature has been tamed. Even forests are no longer natural. Most forests serve as managed tree farms. “Wild” forests are...
#8 WALLS & WANDERINGS

#8 WALLS & WANDERINGS

WALLS & WANDERINGS 11 THINGS I LEARNED SPENDING A YEAR IN BERLIN’S PARKS | part 8   Kids love to explore, but I think adults need to spend time getting lost in curiosity, too. And Berlin offers this in spades. When I was a kid living in what was then remote,...
#4 PLAY

#4 PLAY

PLAY 11 THINGS I LEARNED SPENDING A YEAR IN BERLIN’S PARKS | part 4   There is something healing about nature which also applies to play.  Coming from Silicon Valley where people regularly work 60-70-80 hours a week, the amount of time and space dedicated to...
#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 time,...