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Petals and Bubbles

Both at their best when encountered from the bath.

In the conservatory in the palace grounds at Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart, Germany.

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City of the People

When I first visited Stuttgart, the capital of the state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg in southern Germany, in 2006, I found it as open, vulnerable and focussed as a toddler. It was the quarter final of the Soccer World Cup. The streets of this then 600 000-strong city were almost devoid of cars. A hush had fallen but a roar, muted by distance and walls, rose from apartments, houses and pubs whenever Germany scored a goal. Afterwards, the streets ran thick with jubilation. People crammed into the Schlossplatz (Palace Square) in the centre of the city, united in a single emotion. Continue reading