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graffiti in Berlin, Germany at Pankow Ubahn station

daily photo: graffiti naptime

And now for something completely different… This snoozing graffiti guy greets me everytime I take the subway from my local station. Graffiti …

german good luck symbols for the new year, pigs, mushrooms and chimney sweeps

Frohes Neues!

Happy New Year! I couldn’t resist picking up a few of the German good luck candies for the new year. Traditional lucky …

weckmann, german bread man with pipe

daily photo: weckmann

The holidays are all about food and before the new year I give you one more treat – the Weckmann. My Weckmann …

mantelheizung warm outdoor seating at Christmas market in Berlin

daily photo: central heating coat

This fabulous contraption is part of an art installation that provided outdoor heated seating¬†at the Christmas Market at the Kulturbrauerei – and …

Happy Holidays!

Celebrate the season with my old friend, the yule log video. Frohe Weihnachten from Berlin!

finished knitted christmas ball

Knitted christmas balls

  I found this knitting book at the library last week. It’s called Julekuler, by Arne & Carlos, and is a collection …

german paper star lantern light

daily photo: star lights

Here’s a little holiday cheer for you on the shortest day of the year :) Geometric paper star lights seem to be …

traditional scandinavian straw yule goat

Daily photo: yule goat

I saw these straw goats at the Swedish & Norwegian Christmas market a couple weeks ago. I’m a big fan of traditional …

carved wooden angel candleholder at german christmas market

German Christmas markets

With only one day to go til the shortest day of the year, less than 8 hours of daylight and an official …

Daily photo: gingerbread hearts

Daily photo: gingerbread hearts

These gingerbread hearts seem to be a real favorite at the christmas markets and come with various sayings written on them: everything …