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Wednesday, 6 May 2009

corner view // shopping // berlin, germany



jane from spaindaily had the fabulous idea to start corner views - giving us a peek into people's everyday lives and their particular little corner of the world. thank you jane!

go and discover more corners around the world:


here's mine...

yesterday i had a moment when i just couldn't concentrate - no way. probably a mix of claustrophobia (even though i love my little office!) and a severe lack of oxygen. so off i went for a quick shop in the neighbourhood and look what i picked up on my way home: a huge bunch of lilacs, now standing right in front of me in a big vase! 

these days many people from the outskirts of berlin and the villages around it come into town to sell lilac from their gardens. just standing outside the train station with nothing but buckets full of flowers and some newspaper to wrap it up in. i love these bits of country life sneaking into the big city every now and again.

p.s.: ... more about shopping in berlin over at my other blog, mostly berlin!

19 comments:

B said...

They look beautiful!

jane said...

Hey Kristina! What a great shot. I´ll add you to the list. Love visiting your corner!:)

Ian said...

How far did you have to cycle to find that lilac graffiti?

Schanett said...

oh! cool!
und die beste idee überhaupt:
wenn's nicht mehr läuft im büro einfach rauszugehen und den kopf zu durchlüften UND BLUMEN ZU KAUFEN!!

la lune dans le ciel said...

At home many people sell their lilac garden too... I live in an apartment and they are bringing nature to me ...it's a very nice photo !

isabelle said...

I love your lilac,
I love your yellow basket,
I love to discover new places thanks to Jane's corner view ...

Jeannette said...

My friend here in Potsdam has the biggest ever lilac tree.
Luckely for me I can take as many as I want. They really brighten up your mood and the room.
And it´s great to meet more bloggers from Berlin through Jane. It gives me a great opportunity to get to know Berlin better.
Liebe Grüsse, Jeannette

Ritva said...

lovely!
thanks for sharing!

Kristina * said...

dear all, thanks so much! :)

@ ian: i didn't have to cycle far for that grafitti, it's right on my door step... the building hasn't seen a lick of paint since WW2, i reckon, and every era has put its very own stamp on it. it has its charm in a wacky sort of way.

Allison said...

Gorgeous photo! I love lilacs... oh, and the smell! Herrlich!

It seems that one can have quite a different perspective of things when you are the one on the outside looking in, rather than the one on the inside looking in. It is actually sometimes quite strange... I feel as though my whole life I was yearning for the European way of life and I didn't even know it until I moved here.

Your other blog is quite lovely.

Grüße aus dem Norden.
Allison

MODsquad said...

Ok, this may be the best bike photo I have ever seen!! Love it!! Ooh, and the bag too!!

Happy Day!

...Lisa

caitlin said...

I love this picture. I love the mood of it. Great corner view!

april said...

dieses foto macht richtig glücklich. so schöne farben. danke und liebegrüsse*

skymring said...

such a lovely, romantic photo!

C.T. said...

Oh my...I thought I had visited all the corner view, but new ones keep popping up ;-p What a quick shop can do or give you; some lovely smelling lilacs. I envy you!! Great picture as well, yellow and purple...gorgeous! And thanks for your comment on my blog. X, Carmie.

epe said...

lovely lilacs! :)

Kristina said...

that's a great photo!
just stopping by to say hi - saw that you commented on Julie's blog (moments of perfect clarity) that there was another kristina with k; that's me :-)

Kristina * said...

hi kristina, how nice to meet you! had a peek at your blog - fabulous photos you've got there! (and i love your dog :))

Kristina said...

thanks :-D

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