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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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King Ludwig

The general consensus is that King Ludwig was crazy. In the mid to late 19th century he set about to build three different opulent castles. The best know of the three is the one Walt Disney copied with the Fantasyland … Continue reading

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Day 2 in Munchen

We found where all the tourists hang out. Yesterday we did encounter a few travelers moving in groups headed by tour guides as they wandered up to the cities sites or a few random folk at the galleries we stopped … Continue reading

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