Tara Thomas's Archive

Diversion and Solidarity in a German Market

By / February 2015

Hawking and other kinds of yelling are not typical in the prized serenity of German culture, but occasionally an eager vendor at the weekly market breaks the rule.

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Confessions of a Hoarder

By / December 2014

In Germany, writes Tara Thomas, getting rid of trash is a serious, and frequently bewildering, business.

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Sulzbach Morning Hustle

By / December 2012

Tara Thomas on her son’s walk to school in the German village of Sulzbach am Taunus: “If he had the time, Samuel would properly greet the puppy, letting him leap up and lick his cold face. Not today, though.”

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Autumn Afternoon in the Going-Back Garden

By / October 2012

Tara Thomas on Frankfurt’s gardens: “The plots here are the urban equivalent of lake houses; they are also fine spots to commune with the past.”

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