8.11.11

Berlin | Home Sweet Home

Psynopsis Vintage Christian Berg Dress
Psynopsis Berlin Flat
Psynopsis Berlin Café Mehringdamm
Psynopsis Berlin Winterfeldtplatz
Psynopsis Train to Leipzig
Psynopsis Vintage Christian Berg Dress and Jacket
How often have Berliners told me that the local ways are not rude, no, they are just HONEST because all these Americans and English – well, they just lie with their smiley faces and their howdyaddo attitude… Not that much has changed, and 10 years later I can still do without the honesty, but I do really miss a few things badly:

1) The cycling. Shortly after having learned to walk we were thrown on our little 2-wheelers, and from then on we'd cycle everywhere. The roads are broad, the city flat, there are cycling paths in abundance and the car-drivers are well trained (mainly through my brother's habit of banging the car roof if someone really stuuupid dares to overlook a cyclist). It's cheap, keeps you fit and is the best way to get around (and when it's freezing, you just piggyback your bicycle into the public transport for a little warm-up).
2) The cafés. Not much to explain. Living in your café is the continental way.
3) Big rooms, high ceilings. I know there's still a vast, empty loft waiting for me – somewhere, some day.
4) My sister's wardrobe. She's got a room for her clothes. How Carrie* Bradshaw is that?!
5) Actually, my whole family… aah, let's not get sentimental.

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dress: christian berg, stockholm, skirt & jacket: jake's (all vintage)

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29 comments:

Kazuko said...

you look adorable with your bun and that super pretty white dress! and i'm totally with you: cycling (who'd have ever thought i would miss my bike?!), beautiful old buildings, and cafes... how i miss that, even though i'm not a berliner :)

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I adore life in Germany. Often in Berlin on art business - I love the city - Germans do tend to be a bit rude I must confess. Of course there are exceptions, too, but that does not put me off from visiitng Berlin. Have so many friends there. Welcome back, Sabine;-)

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

now i want to go to Berlin lol beautiful photos

Vix said...

I love Germans, I admire their directness. The Czech's I know are very similar, you know exactly where you are with people when they are direct to then point of brutality!
That outfit is sooo beautiful on you. xxx

Ashley said...

Someday I will go to Europe so then I can know of all these wonderful things. I wish America was more conducive to bicycle riding. I remember planning to ride my bike to work over the summer, but I never got around to it. It's 12 miles round trip, which is kind of a trek if it's going to be an everyday thing.

P.S. I would adore a see-throw if you could possibly send one my way. It must be another thing exclusive to Europe. ;)

Dancing Branflake said...

Do you just happen to have an awesome chandelier in your childhood home? And I've decided that the next time you go on holiday I will be house sitting for you in England.

ps... that dress is absolutely divine on you.

navy and orange said...

love all these!

xoxo navy & orange

the nyanzi report said...

berlin is on my list and these pictures have confirmed what i already suspected: great city. i love the last shot btw.

Bonnie said...

I love the dress. The lighting in the background gives you a cool, ethereal quality.

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Fashionistable said...

Oh and the beautiful light in the images of you. Sounds like a very interesting city. Xxxx

Anonymous said...

You look stunning! Definitely know what you're talking about, when describing all these aspects of Berlin life. It is a unique place, I still have not figured out if I should be happy for having lived there for 5 years, or if this is a curse, since I am bound to miss it!

Concetta

Kavery said...

I miss my family too- heaps! So I know what you are talking about!

The Foolish Aesthete said...

Love your sunwashed photos and you look great. I didn't realize you were from Berlin. I've only ever been there briefly on business and never had a chance to enjoy the city. Lovely home! xx

Tanvi said...

LOVEEE the pictures!!!

And I am with my family right now but I know what you mean. I am away from them for most of the year!

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polka dot said...

My brother has loved Berlin since he went there (on tour) in his early teens: he was there before the wall came down, dined with the president.. he's started me on being so curious about that city, but over the years, everyone says it's the best city.

In FACT.. I remember meeting a photographer/blogger (Stil In Berlin) who's Canadian, we had planned to meet during LFW (my first) and he was so disdainful about London. 'London's over,' he proclaimed, and told me Berlin was the New London.

I love these photos - if this is your sister's flat, my God, those wood floors, the ceilings.. now I understand what he means about how ARTISTS can afford to live well. But especially, I love how you look in this shot, and the styling of belting a cream skirt over a dress to create that silhouette is just brilliant.

Hope all is well at home, and let's talk soon sweet Sabine! xox

SabinePsynopsis said...

Personally I don't think Berlin will ever be 'the new London' mainly because of the language, an overall quite socialist and anti-consumerist attitude and the deeply ingrained hierarchical and rather conservative thinking of the Germans (which stops many a project in its tracks)... It's a great city to live and to do art, but that it ever will develop the drive and force of NY or London I doubt - but hey, I might well be totally wrong...

L said...

I would love to live in space like that, I have an obsession with high ceilings.
Beautiful photography :)
L x

sacramento said...

Your photos are living things that tell stories without words.
Thank you for the present of each and everyone of them
About Berlin, I know what you mean. My daughter has been living there for over 7 years and wont consider to come back to Spain, not even for the sun.We love it too, as you know
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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I can see why you'd miss it! Although I would be fine without the "honesty" myself, honestly. LOL

Gorgeous photos, as always! xoxo

Harriet said...

It looks beautiful there. I love the idea of being able to cycle everywhere, but I am far far too scared to do it in London!

Punctuation Mark said...

i love your first image... i love the haziness and the light effect!

drollgirl said...

you look amazing! and the lighting in all of these photos is SUBLIME!

Glamorous Barbie ♥ said...

very cute outfit :))
nice photos!

E said...

Whoa, your photos keep getting more and more stunning. What an elegant look, too.

Cindy Whitehead said...

You always look AMAZING Sabine - love your photos!

Audrey Allure said...

The images are so beautiful! And you look gorgeous, that dress is amazing on you!

danniekate said...

aww! homesickness is the worst. i'm oddly nostalgic for the slang in my hometown xoxo

Stephon said...

you look amazing...