Author Archives: Steve Capone

About Steve Capone

Interested in Domestic and Foreign Policy, Ethics, and Political Thought. One-time adjunct instructor and current full-time educator of small humans. Europhile, historophile, & bibliophile. M.S. Philosophy (Univ. of Utah 2013) M.A. Humanities (Univ. of Chicago 2007)

Slow Travel in Berlin

There are a few different categories of holiday travel to choose from. For the sightseeing tourist, of which I am one upon first visits to new cities and countries, there’s one sort. For the slower, more relaxed visitor – one … Continue reading

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Nighttime in Berlin

The streets of Berlin’s neighborhoods always seem to be crowded, and the eateries do their best business in many sectors between 10pm and 2am. The trains are crowded all over the city until late at night. While walking one city … Continue reading

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Courtyards in German Cities

There’s a pattern in European building that American builders ought to emulate. It’s perhaps not the sort of thing the casual hotel traveler might notice, but it’s a habit in city design that manages density (noted by a friend at … Continue reading

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First Stop: Oslo, Norway

My walking tour around Oslo included stops at an old hilltop fortress (excellent views of Oslo’s harbor), the Nobel Peace Center (a museum worth a visit but assuredly either boring or inappropriate for young children, depending on its temporary exhibit … Continue reading

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Bergen, Norway: The High Cost of Low Living

I arrived in Bergen yesterday afternoon. It’s a lovely town, but not the sort of place with which I could fall in love. It’s a tourist haven. It feels like the outdoorsperson’s variant of a place like Bruges or the … Continue reading

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