Berlin vs. Luxembourg

no posts for a while … i was in Luxembourg for my exhibition.

While there I thought about what I miss here in Berlin and what I have in Luxembourg and vice versa.

So, here is a short, incomplete and totally random list …

What Berlin has and Luxembourg misses:

a good night life
reasonably cheap restaurant food
coffee to go
a lot of culture, art, music
artists, real ones
no curfew
laid back-ness
really good beer
the feeling of being able to do what i want without being watched
metroblogging ;-)

And things I miss here and enjoy in Luxembourg:

easy access to nature
really damn good food
people being well dressed
different languages being spoken all around
supermarkets selling everything, especially really fresh and really good food
a strange mix of tradition and hypermodernity

I have to admit that i am astonished how Luxembourg has changed in recent years, not only by getting a great new museum for contemporary art and a superb concert hall , but also by making an effort to include more culture in the society in general. But in a city where nearly everyone seems to work in the financial world, I would still not find my place.
In case you would like to know a bit more about my country, check out the new Merian , dedicated entirely to Luxembourg.

And, by the way, I am very glad to be back in Berlin! And the next post will be Berlin only, I promise!

a bit of self promotion …

supermarket …

3 Comments so far

  1. William Thirteen (unregistered) on March 14th, 2007 @ 10:41 am

    first, let me just say that i love your work. so eerie and dreamlike – one has the feeling of having seen these scenes before, a perfect entry into the spectator’s unconscious…

    second, while i haven’t been to luxembourg to compare, nature is pretty easily accessed here, just take the S-Bahn out to Strausberg and ride the bicycle into the natural splendours of Brandenburg!

  2. havemycake (unregistered) on March 16th, 2007 @ 5:56 am

    thought i should mention…berlin also has those strange little sandpit (caribbean style?) clubs, right behind fences on everyday streets…the ones with gigantic sandboxes and volleyball nets and “island” decor and sometimes music and events, and it all seems slightly shady and very awesome…i don’t think ANYWHERE else has these sandpit clubs!

  3. William Thirteen (unregistered) on March 16th, 2007 @ 2:07 pm

    i find it quite cute how berlin wants to pretend it is a city by the sea every summer!

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