On the train I move at birdish speeds. I see buildings blur into living embers, points stretched into foreign conversation and foreign frames and the infinity of presence upon my sight. And the train too is looking, spawns a second set of eyes, mirrors me in its glass. My doppelgänger in the window glides in
Why would anyone spend 15 hours on the S-Bahn?
Riding the Berlin S-Bahn seems to have become a thing among Bard College Berlin students. Some travel the Ringbahn for one hour to visit all 27 stations. Others go for the complete S-Bahn network in one go: 15 lines, 166 stations, 332 kilometres. Some even do it twice. Among them yours truly, who shall try
Say Yes to Berlin: The Circle of (Big City) Life
It took some time but then one day I finally received my first challenge: stay for one hour in the Berlin railway line which circles the whole city and get off only after you have passed all 27 stations*. Since it takes me more than 40 minutes every day to go to Bard College Berlin with public transport,