Painting & poems Blue Hour. Berlin

For Lidia Beleninova the series “Blue Hour” is lemonade from coronavirus lemons. After a long-awaited journey was cancelled and every escape route from the city was barred, going for walks was her only salvation. She wandered streets in her neighbourhood, which she thought she knew like the back of her hand, imagining she was seeing them for the first time. Lidia Beleninova remembered what it had been like eleven years earlier, when she only came to Berlin on visits and dreamed of living here.

Now the old magic was back: she fell in love with this city all over again. On paper she resurrected yesterday evening’s impressions, before laying them alongside her other finds in a treasure chest of memories.