Places like the Sky Oasis let you know where you are. Somewhere who have people with little money and lots of time. Somewhere people don’t really visit were it not for family or maybe work. Somewhere uninteresting, boring, with little public life…like a small town in East Germany where most people simply have their homes […]
A warm autumn trip to Dessau. Home of the Bauhaus movement. We also managed to explore parts of the city center which was badly destroyed during WWII. There was not enough time to do a proper documentation instead I selected a few slices of buildings constructed after the war.
A warm autumn trip to Dessau. Home of the Bauhaus movement. We visited the New Master’s Houses. These houses were built for other artists and craftsmen using modern building techniques to create a kind of artist’s colony. Some were destroyed during WWII and have been rebuild as empty concrete shapes used for exhibitions. https://www.bauhaus-dessau.de/en/architecture/bauhaus-buildings-in-dessau/new-masters-houses.html
One of my favorite buildings and places in Potsdam: The Church of Peace or “Friedenskirche”. The colonnades offer a place of calm and respite from our busy world. And a spot for young adults from the nearby high school to hang out.
Welcome to another photwalk. This time I went through the district of Schöneberg. An eclectic mix of gentrified turn of the century (that is the 20th) neighborhoods, public housing, large roads, touristy and very local markets. Easy to reach, a lot to see. My walk started at the newly built station “Julius Leber Brücke”. A […]
Being an astute observer of urban life people quite often baffle me. I have the fortune or misfortune of living in a tourist destination. It seems like an immutable law or cycle that what makes cities livable very often also makes them attractive to tourists. And this again makes them a bit less attractive for […]
What is the purpose of a city? A city is place for people to live, work, socialize, raise their kids and more. A city is a home for the citizens, a place to do business and for those not living or working there a place to visit. But a city is more than just housing, […]
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