Fast forward to after the Berlin wall came down and another trip to Germany I found that she was inundated with work for the rebuilding of many places in and around Berlin.
Fabulous yarn Mick,
I have an ex-pat Pommy mate living in Berlin for years (former assistant to Bailey donkey's years ago and married to the daughter - or granddaughter of Patton) and found an enormous workflow boost when the Wall came down. He put me onto a monograph that was the catalogue to an exhibition of photos, 'Now & Then' of the changes between East & West which were often major revisions even of town planning. Talk about a gig I'd have loved to have had a crack at!
The landscape architect who commissioned me was actually my next door neighbour, Vlad Sitta, who also did the Australian Museum site on the old hospital grounds in Canberra and the Australian precinct at the Beijing Olympics, Through him I met quite a few 'gardeners' who all have in common a connection with Life, the Universe and Everything that would make even Douglas Adams feel faint. When I was working a lot with ACP the favoured watering hole was The KIng's Head ('The Toilet') which was also the haunt of the gardeners from Hyde Park who were another side of the equation .... they knew and tended all the illicit crops in the mid-city park.
As you'll see from the response to Maris's post I had inadvertently uploaded the scan upside down and back to front so the perspective is not quite as puzzling.
Vlad also did this design for a low maintenaance yard in posh Woollahra for mosquito-free alfresco dining courtest of stone shards and bronze troughs of citronella.