Cycling in Berlin > Report #3 (Starting from Amsterdam)

Cycling in Berlin > Report #3 (Starting from Amsterdam)

On a sunny, hot, sticky morning, Amsterdam’s first touch of summer, I met up with the group of 100+ cyclists in front of OBA (Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, or the Public Library of Amsterdam). Many are friends from last year’s trip (we cycled from Vilnius to Tallinn); some are new participants. There’s…
Cycling in Berlin > Report #2

Cycling in Berlin > Report #2

Street art. Graffiti. Public art. Graffiti on public art. Street art covered with graffiti, graffiti that looks like street art. Walls painted with spray paint, store display windows exploding in color. The Berlin Wall, a long remnant of it decorated by artists, preserved (for now) as the East Side Gallery.…
Cycling in Berlin > Report #1

Cycling in Berlin > Report #1

Berlin is a city of readers, and a city of cyclists. It's proving to be an excellent gateway to my summer adventure: I join a hundred librarians in Amsterdam next week for a bicycle and library tour, Cycling for Libraries. This morning I sit in a corner cafe and watch…
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