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Plant walks at the lake, around the train station, in parks and in a graveyard — our week as artists in residence at Lichtenberg Studios flew by. On Friday, a few days before our departure, we hosted a plant talk and discussion, featuring the video diary of our Lichtenberg explorations above.

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Spotted this terrifying scene in a travel agent’s window while strolling around Berlin’s Schöneberg district last week. While the oblivious agent calmly sold tickets to two customers, a violent plant was attacking one of the planes parked in the window, while various carved figurines passively looked on.

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Many white pots of pansies attached to fence

For lack of yards, many Kyoto houses and apartment buildings feature jury-rigged container gardens instead. These usually consist of rows of motley pots and crates lined up along the building walls, adjoining the sidewalk. This container garden had a different feel.

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Plants in barred window of fortress

Here’s a photograph made in sunny November Marseille a few weeks ago. While visiting the three fortresses near the mouth of the old harbor, Vieux Port, I noticed this window, which appears to have been added to the fortress wall rather recently. The room inside looks homey, with potted plants and framed pictures. I wonder if it’s the caretaker’s office, or living quarters? The plants are twice-confined, but look to be at peace with their lot in life.

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What could be behind this wall?

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Houseplant-filled window grates

Yet more peculiar plants from other places, courtesy of a reader. My sister Phoebe is a frequent flier with an eye for odd details in the streets, including curious plants. Here are a few greens she spotted in Tokyo.

The picture above is from her recent trip to Buenos Aires. She writes: 

This is the main street of the San Telmo district. On Calle Defensa, Euro-style mansions of the rich overlook a square where on Sundays there is a bustling antiques market.

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