15.6.11

Let Summer In

 Summer's are short in Berlin. Air-conditioning seems a bit of an over-kill when there's only a few weeks of the year when it'll be truly useful. Instead as the temperatures rise, windows and doors open and life is lived on the street. It's something that I've come to really enjoy about this time of the year. With my balcony door open I can hear our Kiez waking up. Someone is practising their Piano scales, down on the street a child is crying - probably having fallen off his bike and a man's laughter wafts in from somewhere else. Big belly laughs that make me want to know the joke.
 Let Summer in
I took this photo the other day while waiting for a artist to talk at the Based in Berlin exhibition. The talk was, unfortunately, incredibly disappointing. The same could be said for much of the exhibition. Oh well, at least I got a photo that represents summer in Berlin!

12 comments:

Jamie said...

I'm learning to love open windows this summer as well - there is just something about being a part of the community when you can hear the sounds coming in.

tinajo said...

I love this pic - feels very summery! :-)

Dorian Susan said...

I love how your words create a wonderful image....you almost didn't need a photo, but I love the one you've included. This time of year is my fave. If it stops raining, I'm going to open my windows too.

justine said...

I love this glimpse into your world.

Alita said...

Such lovely light & I agree with Justine. I adore the glipses of your world.

Anika said...

I love when life unfolds like a movie or in this case, a soundtrack...so nice when you can slow down enough to soak it all up...what summer should be all about!
lovely post.

urban muser said...

sorry the talk wasn't so good. this is a great shot though.

SJ said...

a perfect capture.
i love how you've described the scenes outside your window, i could imagine it so easily.

Tana said...

i like the photo, the reflection of the green leaves and a half open window.

Amanda ~ Blue LaReve said...

Beautiful description of sounds, and your photo is lovely. Your blog is gorgeous - had to follow! :)

Kristin said...

A beautiful summer window. I like that too, to be awakened in the morning by the sounds of the city. Normally I wake up at home only birds, but no cars, no trams, and no people. But here in Berlin which is very nice.

lisa said...

So sorry the talk was disappointing Clare, but you did get a great photo!