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.


Confessions of a Hoarder

By / December 2014

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


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.”


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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