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Tacheles stairs, Berlin
Made by Paolo Margari
Join my page on Facebook Berlin, Germany 2010 HDR Storia del Tacheles Il centro commerciale Friedrichstraßepassage, conosciuto come “la cattedrale del consumo”, fu costruito tra il 1907 e il 1909. Era il secondo centro commerciale di Berlino e una delle prime costruzioni in cemento armato. La facciata contiene elementi di stile gotico e neoclassico. In mezzo al passaggio si può ammirare una delle piú grandi cupole in cemento armato di Europa. Tanto la tecnica quanto il disegno architettonico dell’edificio sono espressioni dell’inizio dell’era moderna. Nel 1928 la compagnia di strumenti elettronici AEG entrò in possesso dell’edificio elo utilizzò come “Casa della Tecnologia” per esposizioni e presentazioni commerciali, ma anche cinematografiche. Nel 1936 vi furono trasmessi televisivamente i giochi olimpici, per la prima volta al mondo. Dopo il 1933 i vari spazi dell’edificio cominciarono ad essere utilizzati da varie organizzazioni connesse al nazismo. L’unione dei lavoratori tedeschi DAF, controllata dai nazisti, prese in gestione l’edificio nel 1941, per stabilirvi una sede SS. Nel 1943 dei prigionieri francesi furonorinchiusi provvisoriamente nell’attico. Con la fondazione della GDR nel 1949 l’edificio fu trasferito in proprietà della trade union FDGB, facente parte della Germania dell’Est. In seguito alla Separazione della Germania e di Berlino, la costruzione rimase vuota salvo che per usi a breve termine, come per l’armata NVA o per la Scuola circense, e comincio ad andare in rovina.Nonostante che il Friedrichpassage fosse stato distrutto soltanto parzialmente durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale, due ispezioni ufficiali, l’una del 1969, l’altra del 1977, ne raccomandarono la demolizione. All’inizio degli anni Ottanta alcune parti del complesso furono effettivamente demolite. Grazie a un sotterraneo di due piani, costruito come sostegno nel 1923-24, l’ala ancora oggi esistente sopravvisse. Dopo la caduta del muro nel 1989 a Berlino Est sorse un movimento “squatter”. In particolare nei quartieri centrali Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg e Friedrichshain tale subcultura occupò il vuoto creato dalla scomparsa della GDR. La demolizione finale dell’edificio, prevista per aprile1990, fu evitata grazie all’occupazione promossa dal Gruppo di artisti Tacheles. Grazie al sostegno delle pubbliche istituzioni la sopravvivenza dell’edificio fu poi ulteriormente garantita, e, dopo un’ulteriore ispezione, l’edificio fu considerato parte del Patrimonio monumentale nazionale. Nel 1998 la compagnia di investimenti FUNDUS ha comprato l’edificio sotto la condizione che il Tacheles potesse continuare ad esistere quale luogo storico e culturale. Fu stabilito di conseguenza un affitto simbolico di un marco tedesco al mese. Nel 2000-02 la costruzione fu restaurata, seguendo una procedura architettonica che ha posto in contrasto lo stile decadente delle rovine con elementi contemporanei e tecnologici. La Art House Tacheles è ancora oggi un luogo di incontro internazionale, vòlto alla promozione e allo scambio di nuove concezioni artistiche e culturali. Oltre al teatro, al cinema e ai bar, uno degli elementi di base dell’attività del Tacheles è la messa a disposizione di numerosi spazi nella forma di ateliers per giovani artisti provenienti da tutto il mondo. --- The History of TACHELES “Tacheles” is an old Jewish word meaning to disclose, to reveal or to speak clearly. The slang meaning of the word was bringing to an end. The Art-Centre Tacheles is situated in a ruin in Berlin Mitte. Located in former East Berlin, the area was a Jewish quarter in the past and has now become a meeting point for people interested in arts and culture and for those who think they are. The building itself was the entrance of the Friedrichstadt-Passage, a huge shopping mall built in 1907. Within a relatively short time, the department store went bankrupt, and in 1928 the house was taken over by AEG, that founded the Haus der Technik, a display and marketing space for their products. In Word War II parts of the building were used by the Nazi Party for administration and organization departments, and in the 5th floor French prisoners of war were detained. Between 1943 and 1945 during the allied air raids the building was hit by bombs several times and got partly damaged, but not completely destroyed. After 1948, one side of the building was still used for many different purposes, but the other side was slowly torn down, step-by-step, as the East Berlin government had no funds to restore it properly and for the distant future they had other plans for this area. So meanwhile, the house became just a storage for building material. The very last structure still standing was planned to be demolished in April 1990. In Febuary 1990 the building was discovered and taken over by a group of young artists from all over the world and in the meantime it has been declared a historical architectural monument, regarding its special steel construction. After the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, a subculture which had its main focus on autonomy, spontaneity and improvisation arose in the former East Berlin areas Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain. Artists and individualists from all over the world used the plurality of available free spaces to put alternative lifestyles to the test. Due to the individualistic character of the building and the mass of creative activities taking place, the Tacheles soon became famous. Right from the start, Tacheles was a centre of development and realization of individual ways of thinking, of the creative contamination of art and living as well as the testing of artistically and urban ideas. Many international artists staged performances or concerts here, exhibited paintings, sculptures and installations. This essential thought still exists today and the program was even extended further by staging and organizing performances, theatre, various workshops, poetry and special events. During its existence, Tacheles in its function as an international arts centre has greatly influenced and formed the surrounding area in a positive as well as in a negative sense. By now the once creative surrounding area has mutated to a napless trend quarter. Tacheles also attained recognition from the Berlin government and receives a varying amount of subsidy every year in order to help finance a part of its many projects. Other money is raised through commercial enterprises such as the cinema and the bar. Because of its special architecture and the “ruin appearance” of the rearside and due to its 13 years of activities in the international arts field, “Kunsthaus Tacheles” became quite a celebrity on a national and international scale and is also listed in many travel guides of Berlin. In the course of changes since the wall came down, Tacheles has been confronted with the difficult challenge of remaining true to its roots and ideals without becoming too sentimental about the old squatter times. source: super.tacheles.de
Holocaust Memorial Berlin
Made by chrisps
Large View farm3.static.flickr.com/2583/4025646981_b3953273df_o.jpg Undoubtedly some of the most poignant photographs of the twentieth century are of the holocaust, the corpses of the murdered victims and the emaciated bodies and desperate faces of the survivors. Anyone who has seen these images will have them indelibly etched into their brains, in the same way that the cowboy's brand sears into the flesh of the young calf. It is impossible not to be moved and affected in a profound way, by a visit to the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. The scar tissue on your psyche, will be scratched and re-inflamed as you ponder the significance and meaning of this great installation. The brilliant design by the U.S. Architect, Peter Eisenman, provides a fitting script to the memory of this most dreadful event in world history. The grey concrete monolithic limbs of this sculpture have pathos in their hearts. The two thousand seven hundred individual tablets are each different, a feature which is accentuated by the amorphous nature of their constituent materials, before with the catalyst of cement, they set hard for posterity. It is aptly positioned between the east and west, and more so, only a stones throw from the Reichstag, the history steeped Parliament building and seat of the Federal Republic of Germany. Spreading over an area of nineteen thousand square metres (nearly 5 acres), it is also serves as a stark reminder of the consequences of a break down of democracy and the dictatorial usurper of power. This monument is the physical embodiment of the historical stain, placed by the Nazis, on the character of the German people. However, it is also a symbol of their willingness to stand up to their gruesome past and to place it at the forefront of their society. Whilst in some senses this memorial can be seen as an effort to atone, in many more it can be seen to represent the belief, that in fact, atonement is not possible. The march of progress of the German nation may readily be judged by their willingness to erect monuments to their abject failure, right beside those to their success. The existence of the Holocaust Memorial in this major city, at the centre of European and World politics, is an 'elephant in the room' to other nations, that did less than they could, or even worse, nothing at all, to prevent the general persecution and specific murder of six million European Jews. The answers to the 'who knew what when' and, 'could specific actions have been taken sooner' questions, leave many nations with more questions to face and even more unpalatable answers. On a wider scale, it serves as a reminder of more recent and ongoing genocide around the world. There are really no winners here, you may even feel implicated by being a member of the human race that could show such cruelty and barbarism to his fellow man. Equally you will feel, the pain, the isolation, the separation and the desperation of the victims. The helplessness of their plight is echoed and magnified within the 'walls' of the Memorial. I could actually feel the hair standing up on the back of my neck at times. The myriad pathways and intersections also gave me the feeling that someone was behind me, or watching me. This is also a sacred place, a place for lost souls. The children playing and laughing innocently in the maze of columns were most poignant and most eerie. The symbolism of them descending into the tunnels, disappearing into the dark, was very severe. The feeling of sadness and depression is hard to describe, and then as you feel all these emotions you start to feel very upset and very angry. The brilliance of this memorial is that you become part of it yourself. It is a living breathing ever changing mass of activity. There came a point when having been lost in time, it was time to leave. It is a place I will have to return to. It is a place I will have to bring my kids when they are old enough to understand. It is a place I will advise all my friends to visit. It is a place to me that is the most important part of Berlin. For absolute clarity this is not in any way intended to be anti-German or racist in any respect. All constructive criticism on photo and text would be greatly appreciated, thanks for stopping by, it will take me a while to get around to all your streams and I am away again on Friday for 10 days.
Maus, the cat (1993-Jan 7th, 2011) - Rest in Peace
Made by Xindaan
This picture was originally posted in December 2008. This is my cat Maus (mouse). I got her out of the animal shelter in 1996, when she was about 3 years old, which puts her now to about 15 years. The animal shelter did not tell much about what happened to her before, only that they took them away from the previous owners. Part of the rest I could figure out myself. When I got her, she was very shy, hiding over the day, only coming out at night. She was very afraid of feet... Over time, she grew self confident and trusting in people again, and now, she's an adorable, clever cat, winning over the heart of everyone she graces with her presence. :) So much for the old text. Mid 2008, we learned that she had an innate heart condition. Not operable, but you could give medication when the time is there in order to help regulate the blood pressure, which would help. We started that in early 2009 upon the recommendation of our veterinarian. Then, doing quaterly blood checks, it turned out that now, she got a developing liver and kidney condition. This resulted in a diet, and close supervision. The most important thing was that she must not suffer, and treatment shall be reasonable. The docter gave her about 6 months at best - but she was a tough girl and fought. She didn't jump around that much anymore, but was happy around us, vocal, eating, everything. Everyone was surprised on how good she went with everything. Then, October 2010, long past the originally projected time, the first small crisis came, but another treatment helped her being stable, and she was still feeling well. This went for another two months, until on December 26th. Apparent pain in the belly, and we immediately went to the emergency vet (since it was Sunday). Painkillers, but he was not sure what it was, nor did our regular vet the next day. Things got stable, though, but on a lower level than before. We did realize that now, it was the beginning of the end, so again, confirmation that she did not suffer by our vet. She also happy around us, but she ate less than before. This was normal behaviour for cats towards the end. So, I went into a night shift at work to be there at work during the day, my girlfriend was there at night, and we accompanied her for two weeks. Wednesday last week, things got worse, and it was clear that now was the time. Our vet checked with her, it was not the task to find the right time for putting her to sleep. This is something so very hard to do. Too late, and you make her suffer. Too soon - and you will regret that. She estimated that she would not restart to eat and that Friday, she would get into a clearly visible state that showed the end. She was right about this. Thursday, she was still reacting to us, and over night, she became apathetic. Having lost lot of weight, but not having pain - the latter one not necessarily having to stay that way. So, on Friday, we had to make the tough decision to settle for this. But the timing was right. She had just retreated herself, and there was risk of cramps or similar painful things happening to her eventually (our vet gave her about two more days), and I would not want her last hours being in pain, in a cab at night towards an emergency animal hospital to put her to sleep there, in an unfamiliar and scary environment. 17 years old, 14 years of that with me, this is hard. But after the rough start, she had a wonderful life, and I will always remember the good times with her. Rest in peace, Maus.
Zu viel Farbe
Made by Anima Fotografie
Holocaust Memorial, Berlin The Monument to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a field of 2,700 concrete slabs near the Brandenburg Gate. US architect Peter Eisenman, whose design divided opinion and was finally approved only in 1999 (& opened in May 2005), said he hoped that Berliners and visitors to the city will navigate the pathways as part of their daily lives. I like to think that people will use it for short cuts, as an everyday experience, not as a holy place, he said. Standing on a 19,000 sq m (204,440 sq foot) patch of land sandwiched between the East and West Berlin of the Cold War, the new memorial is an undulating labyrinth of concrete plinths. Visitors can move through the tilting featureless stones - each one a unique shape and size - from any direction. There are no plaques, inscriptions or symbols along the way. The stones have been treated with an anti-graffiti agent that authorities hope will ward off vandals and neo-Nazi sympathisers. Even the anti-graffiti agent provoked controversy: initially the architect felt graffiti could benefit the memorial; later it emerged that the company supplying the agent once manufactured poison gas for use in Nazi death camps. Disagreements over design and tone also dogged the project. Some said the design was too abstract, while others pointed out that many thousands of non-Jews perished in the Holocaust, but are excluded from mention in the memorial. Others still said the monument's lack of obvious religious symbolism meant that it was not Jewish enough. As a compromise, a visitors' centre has been constructed underneath the stones, offering information and context on the Nazi campaign against the Jews. German journalist Lea Rosh, who first proposed the memorial in 1988, said it was essential that the country that tried to exterminate an entire people build a fitting memorial. It will be a reminder for the country of the aggressors, she said. Personally, it chilled my soul. I'll never forget though.
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, Germany
Made by Tobi_2008
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, Germany From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (German: Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas), also known as the Holocaust Memorial (German: Holocaust-Mahnmal), is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineers Buro Happold. It consists of a 19,000 square meter (4.7 acre) site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or stelae, arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The stelae are 2.38m (7.8') long, 0.95m (3' 1.5) wide and vary in height from 0.2m to 4.8m (8 to 15'9). According to Eisenman's project text, the stelae are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, and the whole sculpture aims to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason. A 2005 copy of the Foundation for the Memorial's official English tourist pamphlet, however, states that the design represents a radical approach to the traditional concept of a memorial, partly because Eisenman did not use any symbolism. An attached underground Place of Information (German: Ort der Information) holds the names of all known Jewish Holocaust victims, obtained from the Israeli museum Yad Vashem. Building began on April 1, 2003 and was finished on December 15, 2004. It was inaugurated on May 10, 2005 and opened to the public on May 12 of the same year. It is located one block south of the Brandenburg Gate, in the Friedrichstadt neighborhood. The cost of construction was approximately €25 million.
.walking the road of sorrow.
Made by gicol
in explore 15feb08 - highest position: 192 on Monday, February 18, 2008 voi che vivete sicuri nelle vostre tiepide case, voi che trovate tornando a sera il cibo caldo e visi amici: considerate se questo è un uomo che lavora nel fango, che non conosce pace, che lotta per un pezzo di pane, che muore per un sì o per un no. considerate se questa è una donna senza capelli e senza nome, senza più forza di ricordare, vuoti gli occhi e freddo il grembo, come una rana d'inverno. meditate che questo è stato: vi comando queste parole. scolpitele nel vostro cuore stando in casa andando per via, coricandovi alzandovi, ripetetele ai vostri figli. O vi si sfaccia la casa, la malattia vi impedisca, i vostri nati torcano il viso da voi. you who live safely in your warm homes and when you go back, find warm food and friendly faces: consider if this is a man this who works in the mud, who does not know rest, who fights for a piece of bread, who dies for a yes or for a no. consider if this is a woman with no hair and with no name, with no will to remember, empty eyes and empty womb, like a frog in winter. keep in your mind that this was it: I pass on to you these words: carve them into your hearts. when you’re home and when you walk through the streets, going to sleep and waking up, repeat them to your sons and daughters. else… may your house collapse to the ground, may you be inhibited by a disease, may your offsprings turn their heads from you. [Primo Levi, badly translated from Italian by me] REPOST
They are reading books
Made by yushimoto_02 [christian]
This is a shot taken at the rather new library Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum in Berlin. This shot was taken on a Sunday morning and to my surprise the library was rather busy. So whoever thought that Berlin students have only party in mind, they prove us wrong! Further info on this architecture: mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/Berlin/Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-... The Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum is the new central library of Humboldt University, located on famous old boulevard Unter den Linden, near Museum Island and Brandenburg Gate. It's the biggest freehand library in Germany and contains 2 million books, all of them publically accessible and not in closed depots. Berlin-based Swiss architect Max Dudler won the competition, in which 277 architects participated, with a typical 'Berlin style' rationalist building. Behind a strictly orthogonal façade, the visitor encounters the big reading hall, which refers to the terraces of the Hanging Gardens of Semiramis. The space is illuminated by natural roof light and contains green desks and lamps with stone covers for 250 people, all designed by the architect. The atmosphere of the hall breathes a similar spirit as the big library hall by Labrouste in Paris. Most of the 1250 workstations are located directly at the façade with tremendous views over the city.
Reichstag in Berlin, Germany
Made by Tobi_2008
The Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany with the Reichstag dome. Constructed by Norman Foster. The Reichstag dome is the iconic large glass dome at the top of the building. The dome has a 360 degree view of the surrounding Berlin cityscape. The main hall of the parliament below can also be seen from the cupola, and natural light from above radiates down to the parliament floor. A large sun shield tracks the movement of the sun electronically and blocks direct sunlight which might blind those below. Construction work was finished in 1999 and the seat of parliament was transferred to the Reichstag in April of that year. The dome is open to anyone without prior registration, although the waiting queues can be very long, especially in summer. (Wikipedia) I think it is worth waiting in the cue for visitors. The most intersting thing is not the view over the roofs of the town. I found much more fascinating the cupola itself with the glass and the mirrors and the whole construction. I was there on a sunny day with blue sky and it was totally awesome. I took so many photos and I will show some more in Flickr soon.
Standing East, looking West (in Berlin)
Made by Nicholas Goodden Photography
If you like this shot, why not visit my website for more? www.nicholasgooddenphotography.co.uk Explore #405 Potsdamer Platz (English Potsdam Square) is an important public square and traffic intersection in the centre of Berlin, Germany, lying about one kilometre south of the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), and close to the southeast corner of the Tiergarten park. It is named after the city of Potsdam, some 25 km to the south west, and marks the point where the old road from Potsdam passed through the city wall of Berlin at the Potsdam Gate. After developing within the space of little over a century from an intersection of rural thoroughfares into the most bustling traffic intersection in Europe, it was totally laid waste during World War II and then left desolate during the Cold War era when the Berlin Wall bisected its former location. Since the fall of the Wall it has risen again as a glittering new heart for the city and the most visible symbol of the new Berlin.
Made by Digit@l Exposure II
The Rolling Horse sculpture at Berlin Central Station. Supposedly very controversial. This picture featured on Explore 14 October 2008. (I uploaded it on Oct 15, but I guess that must be the time difference!) For more Berlin pics, click . Jürgen Goertz’s so-called ‘Rolling Horse’ on the Europaplatz just outside Berlin’s central train station has a fiery air. As a rocking horse on a metal bow, its posture seems to suggest an imminent break out from its frame onto the nearby rails. This piece of art – half horse half train wheel - was uncovered in May of this year and closely watches the rushing by train travellers with its steel blue eyes. This scultpure commissioned by Deutsche Bahn was not exactly warmly received at first. It had not even been standing in place for a week when the German Association for Fine Arts expressed its outrage at its ‘provinciality’, even going so far as to complain of an ‘abuse of public space.’ Personally I liked it and I think it suits the modern train station! I guess people will always want something to complain ;-)
honor to all comrades who gave their life for freedom
Made by gicol
debout! l'ame du proletaire! travailleur groupons nous enfin. debout! les damnes de la terre! debout! les forçats de la faim! pour vaincre la misere et l'ombre. foule esclave, debout! debout! c'est nous le droit, c'est nous le nombre nous qui n'etions rien, soyons tout. c'est la lutte finale: groupons-nous, et demain, l'internationale sera le genre humain. noi siamo gli ultimi del mondo. ma questo mondo non ci avrà. noi lo distruggeremo a fondo. spezzeremo la società. nelle fabbriche il capitale come macchine ci usò. nelle scuole la morale di chi comanda ci insegnò. questo pugno che sale questo canto che va e l'internazionale un'altra umanita. arise ye pris'ners of starvation arise ye wretched of the earth for justice thunders condemnation a better world's in birth! no more tradition's chains shall bind us arise, ye slaves, no more in thrall; the earth shall rise on new foundations we have been naught we shall be all. 'tis the final conflict let each stand in his place the international union shall be the human race.
1965 - my very first car
Made by Frizztext
I like this replica, because it helps me to activate some funny memories: as I helped my mother to learn car driving (we landed upside down in a small lake, deep in the forest)... comment by Julie Alicea: My father would only buy these cars and there were 5 of us who would have to stuff ourselves into that car. and to make matters worse he loved to travel, we travelled all over Europe in that little car and then he brought it to Puerto Rico and we travelled all over the island in it, then we moved to the USA and travelled in almost every state in the union stuffed like sardines in that car. My sister and I had an imaginary line in the back seat where she was not allowed to cross and vice versa, and if she put one finger on my side we would start fighting like cats and dogs in the back of the VW, imagine that with 5 people in it! comment by stumbleon: My father had a 1954 VW with a split rear window like yours. Then I had a 1971 VW which I loved. I even lived in it for a while.
united types of newspapers
Made by Frizztext
compare flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/learning-languages/ The different lettering, the unification of worlds of news ... the idea that they, sort of, all tell the same. The fact that they are all, more or less, the same but one can't be understood by the other ... Like people. A nice group portrait (comment by anne makaske) the different languages side by side are perhaps a lesson to us globally about how we should face each other equally and without predjudice (comment by ianpwatkinson) The tower of babel still lives! (comment by El Paso's Joe) Isn't it wonderful that there are no language barriers in photography. What a gift to be able to share ... (comment by g*s*c) isn't it great that the Flickr community removes the perceived differences & focuses,(no pun intended), on the very real spirit of ties between all of us!?! (comment by msamaclean)
Bobby Fischer (1943-2008)
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Bobby Fischer, IQ 184, world chess champion of 1972 (in Reykjavík, vs. Boris Spasski), died aged 64 (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008): He left the USA (police wanted to arrest him because he had supported Serbia - [Germany could have accused him because he said there wasn't any Holocaust]), then he tried to hide in Japan, was caught there without passport - but Reykjavík gave asylum; they said, he suffered under paranoia - but he was prosecuted (by law) + persecuted (by yellow press) in reality, that hasn't been any sign for mental illness... read more on wikipedia at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Fischer + related: www.life.com/gallery/22445/chimps-do-the-darnedest-things...
Made by Tobi_2008
The Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany with the Reichstag dome. Constructed by Norman Foster. The Reichstag dome is the iconic large glass dome at the top of the building. The dome has a 360 degree view of the surrounding Berlin cityscape. The main hall of the parliament below can also be seen from the cupola, and natural light from above radiates down to the parliament floor. A large sun shield tracks the movement of the sun electronically and blocks direct sunlight which might blind those below. Construction work was finished in 1999 and the seat of parliament was transferred to the Reichstag in April of that year. The dome is open to anyone without prior registration, although the waiting queues can be very long, especially in summer. (Wikipedia)
E = Eagle (on Samuel Huntington)
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read blogfrizz.wordpress.com/huntington-en/ or blogfrizz.wordpress.com/huntington-de/ I hope this assemblage will give a sign for september eleven: that something went wrong in the USA... [once Paul McCartney sang: take your broken wings and learn to fly] P.S.: found this broken wooden surfer's fragment on a beach and put it on a bench's pillow = a tribute to Jasper Johns' flag series... comment by dkplantzos: excellent comment on nationalism; poignant and subtle at the same time...
Made by joto25
History is a mighty dramos, enacted upon the theatre of times, with suns for lamps and eternity for a background. Thomas Carlyle The memorial is located near the Brandenburg Gate. It was built between 2003 and 2005 according to a design by architect Peter Eisenman. This design represents a radical approach to the traditional concept of a memorial, partly because he does not use any symbolism. The grid pattern, consisting of 2711 concrete stelae, which can be walked through from all sides, leaves it up to the visitors to find their own way in and out of the complex.
The Curious Case of the Lady with the Red Scarf
Made by yushimoto_02 [christian]
Shot taken at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. While the young lady was contemplating a Max Beckmann painting I took a quick snap from her, some Photoshop later this is the result. Apologies to Max Beckmann! By the way: If you should be in Berlin don't miss the excellent exhibion Modern Times / Moderne Zeiten at the Neue Nationalgalerie. www.smb.museum/smb/kalender/details.php?lang=en&objID...
from berlin (a note of color)
Made by gicol
with the hope that delirious people would stop saying delirious thing…according to this bishop Richard Williamson only “…two or three hundred thousand jews perished in the concentration camps but not one of them by gassing or in a gas chamber…” listen to this as of february 9 2009, this negationist bishop has been kicked out from the catholic church....always too late!!!! REPOST
Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm Centrum / HU Berlin
Made by 96dpi
Large The reading hall of the Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, the new central library of the Humboldt university in Berlin. It is 70m long, 12m wide and 20m high. The new building was designed by architect Max Dudler. Picture taken during the public opening. Lesesaal im Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, aufgenommen am Tag der offenen Tür. Unterwegs mit .
Nearest places of interest:
James Simon Park
New Museum - Neues Museum
Hotel Hackescher Markt