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Comfortable among the clouds

Joseph Roth’s What I Saw captures his impressions and observations as he wanders Berlin in the years between the two World Wars. He re-constructs the city before the reader’s eyes. But it’s very much his Berlin – one moment a hard reality of stone and traffic, the next a floating world of dizzying shapes and elusive symbols.

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A brief sunshine

So, the installation you can see in the image above is by Joseph Kosuth, and you’ll find it in Southwark. The words are from the closing chapter of Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers.

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Sneak peek

I couldn’t resist sharing these pics from my local, just-about-to-open station. It’s rather lovely inside if you like concrete, glass and all that (which I do). The overground orange livery is dandy too. If you’re in the Shoreditch area pop down to the station and speak nicely to the ticket inspectors – they have no […]

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