A message from Marga Hattingh, the blog editor: From Pankow to puppets to puppies, poems to podcasts to horoscopes to reflective articles, Die Bärliner has travelled far and wide this last academic year. We’re sad to see you go for the summer… which is why we’ll be sticking around. In your inbox. Probably every week.
Don’t hate the circumstance, you may miss the blessing. – Marshall Rosenberg I am running towards something unknown in a never-ending direction, with no lights, and no passers-by. The night is cold, and my sight clouded, long thin shadows run alongside me – I don’t know where to turn. I am utterly lost. In the
The image of my home country, Bosnia and Herzegovina––as the “land of adventures”(read here misadventures) in the eyes of many Westerners––has always puzzled me before this summer. Darn…we have come such a long way in terms of infrastructure since the 1990s war, and yet, even the National Geographic placed us on its “Best Adventure Destinations”
I still vividly remember August 26, 2012 – my first time in Berlin and at ECLA of Bard. A lot of expectations blended into the abstract colors of the unknown. Another start anew, characterized mostly by the “pull-and-push” mechanism between anxiety and excitement. The interesting thing about being a student is that you have a
The bridge which spans the Spree River, connecting the Berliner boroughs of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, the so-called Oberbaumbrücke, becomes a feast of art, music and expression every summer on two holiday Sundays. Berlin summers are so flooded with creative and art-oriented events that one must ask: what is it that makes this one special? Well,
After a weekly load of work and intensive German language courses, some ECLA of Bard students decided to take a sip from the “Sea of Free Time” that the weekend had to offer. With sleepy early-morning eyes, “armed” with sweets for energy and maps for guidance in their backpacks, they made their way through a
Kreuzberg’s Bergmannstrasse, a main thoroughfare in one of Berlin’s diverse and historic neighborhoods, is home to the annual Bergmannstrassenfest, a jazz and music festival which animates the area for three days each summer. A rich program attracts fans to the street, where picturesque sights and sounds can be seen, heard and enjoyed. This year, the
Even though the summer holidays at ECLA of Bard started a week ago, our summer residents are still very much keen on doing their readings. With finally enough free time and a sunny day at hand, two students enjoy their summer reads while soaking up the sun and Vitamin D.