The Language of Photography

Images constantly surround us. We are bombarded by them, from the internet, the news, billboards, and our society’s obsession with selfies. There’s no escaping them. This may sound negative, but there are silver linings to this significant rise in images and photography. There is power found in them, from political activism to the preservation of…

The Vulgar and the English

At the Barbican Centre in London, there was an exhibition on called The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined. The exhibit explored what taste meant in the fashion world, directed by Adam Phillips’, a psychoanalyst, definitions of vulgar. Previously, I have never given much thought to the word vulgar, but the exhibition made sure I left with my…

An Introvert At Heart

Sometimes I forget to talk when I’m around people and it isn’t until I start getting the sideway glances to check if I’m still conscious that I notice. I’m an introvert at heart, I like to be quiet and take in my surroundings. I mean no offence. I think this is why I sometimes forget…

6 Unusual Museums in Berlin

Berlin is a fantastic city, dripping in history and culture. The city has had many drastic and distinct transformations, from its roots in the early 13th century to the present day. For a fascinating sample of the city’s culture, below are my favourite museums that are a must-see if you are in Berlin.   me…

The Fanny Fan

Painter Chantal Joffe designed a fan for Vogue. On it, she painted a woman with her legs spread and entitled it rather humorously, Fanny, and it is an image that has always stuck with me. Where fans typically conceal, Joffe’s explicitly reveals. ‘It’s the antithesis of a normal fan,’ she explains. ‘A rather dangerous liaison.’…

A Walk Among Countries

It is expected from a capital city to host numerous embassies. What may not be expected, however, is the beautiful architecture of these diplomatic spaces. Found clustered between the west end of the Tiergarten and Potsdamer Platz, are 20 embassies. All within walking distance, this small sample of Berlin’s embassies emphasise the best architecture from…