Of Baguettes and History – Jardin du Luxembourg

Most of the time, it just takes a pretty picture on Pinterest or a scene in a movie and all of a sudden I’m not able to get my mind off of Paris. This city is everywhere — in the movies, the commercials, the fashion magazines. And every time I see it, I’m reminded of … Continue reading “Of Baguettes and History – Jardin du Luxembourg”

Photo Essay: Malahide – An Irish Castle Dream

I’m not a person who is easily impressed when it comes to castles. I mean, I love castles. How could I not? But my home country has approximately 25,000 of them, so it takes something special to catch my eye. But then Ireland happened. Ireland’s castles are defensive, eerie, and mysterious. They don’t look like … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Malahide – An Irish Castle Dream”

The Art Historian’s Guide to Falling in Love with Frankfurt

It’s awkwardly quiet on the train leaving Frankfurt main station on this Tuesday afternoon considering there’s no empty seat left. People are even standing in the hallways, but they are quietly looking at their phones, or reading. Rarely anyone speaks. I watch the long shadows created by the late afternoon September sun fly by the … Continue reading “The Art Historian’s Guide to Falling in Love with Frankfurt”

Ireland via Instagram

Ireland. Just wow. Sorry for the lack of descriptive adjectives (I really should know better by now), but I was most definitely just wowed by this country — in the best possible way! I got back from Ireland less than 48 hours ago and already dream of going back. I pretty much expected to find … Continue reading “Ireland via Instagram”

Photo Essay: The Castle of Braunfels

Usually, I don’t like German clichés as I’m the walking opposite of a typical German (despite my hair color maybe): I don’t eat meat, I prefer wine over beer, I’m horribly chaotic and I’m never ever on time. But I feel like there is one cliché about the country of Germany itself which really is … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Castle of Braunfels”

A Walk Around Berlin’s Famous Sights

When I got to Berlin last month I wanted to find art, design, and hipster subculture. But somehow I got distracted by classical, historical, and beautiful Berlin. Berlin has experienced SO much history that you can’t possibly grasp it during just one weekend, probably not even in a lifetime. But I wanted to stroll through … Continue reading “A Walk Around Berlin’s Famous Sights”

Photo Essay: Sainte-Chapelle in Paris

Every once in a while I just have to go back to the roots. Back to my roots as an art historian. I can’t go too long without writing about my beloved Gothic cathedrals. If you have read my little art historical background you know that I decided to become an art historian while being … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Sainte-Chapelle in Paris”

The Art Historian’s Failed Guide to Hipster Berlin

I already had the words formed in my head before I even arrived in Berlin. Maybe that was a mistake in the first place. The Art Historian’s Guide to Hipster Berlin. I was convinced I could write this. I exactly knew what this post was supposed to be like. I wanted to write about street art … Continue reading “The Art Historian’s Failed Guide to Hipster Berlin”

Photo Essay: Picture-Perfect Potsdam

This past weekend I escaped on a spontaneous weekend trip to Berlin and its famous neighboring city Potsdam. Before I start putting my overwhelming Berlin impressions into words I wanted to introduce the beautiful city of Potsdam — to give it the attention it deserves. Potsdam was the royal residency of the kingdom of Prussia … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Picture-Perfect Potsdam”

Photo Essay: Medieval Bruges

If I look back on the cities I traveled to this year, I’m surprised how I managed to stick to my (unintended) theme of gorgeous cities with canals and a medieval center — Nuremberg, Strasbourg, Colmar, and even Paris are all places with an exciting medieval history and I adored visiting all of them. Although … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Medieval Bruges”