Radically simplified forms, clear lines and colours rationality and functionality – these are all features associated with German art school “Staatliches Bauhaus” or simply “Bauhaus” (“building house”). The school was operational from 1919 to 1933. It is famous for its approach to combine principles of mass production and functionality with … Continue readingDesign made in Germany: Bauhaus
Sometimes all you long for is some peace and quiet, a relaxing environment and no stress at all. If you feel like that you don’t have to travel halfway around the world – you can also start looking for places nearby that are pretty and calming. Greetsiel is such a … Continue readingUnwinding in a Place fallen out of time
On one of Berlin’s most famous squares, Alexanderplatz, you find the Urania World Clock. It was put up in 1969 and is showing the current time in 148 major cities from around the globe. To be able to show this many cities at once, the column has 24 sides, each … Continue readingTime travel the easy way
“Architecture is frozen music”(Johann Wolfang von Goethe) – I cannot imagine a description that is more fitting when looking at the Elbphilharmonie (or Elbe Philharmonic Hall) in Hamburg, Germany. It is a concert hall located in the HafenCity quarter by the Elbe river. The building – which locals affectionately call … Continue readingArchitecture is frozen music
I am a big fan of train travel. I like just sitting on the train, staring out of the window, reading a book, listening ot music or just letting my thoughts wander off. To me, it’s the least stressful way of travelling (despite the occasional delays). However, I had never … Continue readingVisiting the Harz Mountains the Old-fashioned Way
Bright blue skies and puffy white clouds, all shades of red, orange and yellow starting to mix with the lush green of the fields and woods, the mossy yet warm smell of the ground – it is hard to not love sunny fall days. And if you pass by trees … Continue readingIt’s Apple Picking Season!