Wisteria and clematis are two of my favourite vines. Every spring I eagerly await their blooming. Here they are, magically transforming the grim and forbidding façade of a derelict building, apparently a former air-raid shelter from World War II. At least once a year, this unsightly structure is endowed with breathtaking grace (and scent too). These photos were taken in my old neighbourhood of Dottendorf, on Quirinusplatz.