Category Archives: Travels

Back in Copenhagen

We take a risk and fly Easyjet from Berlin to Copenhagen. Airfare was about $70. Amazingly, everything goes very smoothly, from the train ride to bus to airport, to clearing security to boarding and landing. We are diligent with their … Continue reading

Posted in Germany | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Imposing Architecture

We walk from our hotel this morning towards Potsdamer Platz. It is cold outside, chilly enough that I wish I had gloves on. As we walk and gaze up at the surrounding buildings, I realize that most of the buildings … Continue reading

Posted in Germany | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Berlin Day Two

It’s 4:15 pm and raining in Berlin. I bail on Murray and come back to the hotel, while he walks in the rain to see the Bauhaus Archive building and a couple of other buildings. Too wet for me. The … Continue reading

Posted in Germany | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Metro Day

Debbie in the midst of a cold and not moving too fast so we plan a day on the metro. There are some things too far to walk to, like most of this city, so we work out a route … Continue reading

Posted in Germany | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Stuff and Berlin

Everywhere we go both Denmark and Germany, except Dessau???, we see kids on field trips. Learning out of the school. Seeing what the world has to offer. And from what I can make they are not just one or two … Continue reading

Posted in Germany | Tagged , | Leave a comment

In Search of Modern

In my humble opinion the Bauhaus and it off shoots are the root of all things ‘modern’. In the years from 1919 to 1933 the school developed a language for design of the future. The language has ebbed and flowed, … Continue reading

Posted in Germany | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Dessau

Up until today we have been existing in old towns, old buildings, stone everything in both Denmark and Germany. Today, when we reach Dessau, there is a noticeable difference. There are no old stone houses or old buildings (and by … Continue reading

Posted in Germany | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Weimar and the Bauhaus

Weimar is a very popular spot for school kids on field trips. We have run into numerous groups of, perhaps, high school age teenagers. There is much history (literature, politics, philosophy, art and design) in the town, so it is … Continue reading

Posted in Germany | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Bauhaus Trail

For a long time I have wanted to go on this pilgrimage to follow the trail of the early 20th century design school, the Bauhaus. After a ride on the ICE train from Munich we arrive in Weimar at about … Continue reading

Posted in Germany | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Weird Art and a Beer Garden

I, Murray and I drive downtown to go to the Haus der Kunst (House of Art) to see some modern artworks. ¬†All I can say is WEIRD! I don’t understand modern art and it is not my definition of art. … Continue reading

Posted in Germany | Tagged , | Leave a comment