Today we speak about the architecture of the Reichstag Dome, the glass cupola above the building that hosts the German parliament. From the dome, accessible to the public with a reservation, the whole cityscape can be seen at 360 degrees. The debating chamber of the Bundestag, the German parliament, can be seen below it. It was designed by architect Norman Foster and […]
Today we look at a specific collection as a whole: the collection of the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin. In the museum there are works very different from each other, but all made after 1960. This is because, after the closing of the museum by the Nazis, the message the museum wanted to spread at […]
When walking towards the famous Brandenburg Gate, you see something strange behind it, some coloured “columns”. The first thing I thought, without knowing what it was, was that that construction was ruining my view. But this was the key point: it is meant to ruin the beautiful postcard view of the popular Berlin monument. The […]
Yesterday we spoke briefly about the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin (you can find the article here), and last week we had three episodes on the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (here are part 1, part 2 and part 3). Both these museums have a very particular architecture, but for two different reasons: the Hamburger Bahnhof […]
Here we are with this week’s #beautifulsunday! This is part of the East Side Gallery in Berlin. – M.C.
The Hamburger Bahnhof Museum was born as a train station in the XIX century, and was transformed into a contemporary art museum only in the late ’80s. Its collection includes works of Kiefer, Beuys, Lichtestein and Warhol, among numerous other artists and temporary exhibitions. But how to properly visit a museum like this one? First […]