This work by the famous german artist Käthe Kollwitz is places inside the Neue Wache (New Guardhouse), a neoclassical building inspired by the Roman Pantheon. The Neue Wache was dedicated to the Unknown Soldier of the World Wars since 1931, more than 100 years after its construction. The hole in the roof is open, it doesn’t […]
The monument for the Holocaust was inaugurated in 2005, much later than the finish of the World War II, and it was designed by the architect Peter Eisenman. As Wikipedia reports, it consists of a 19,000 m2 site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or “stelae”, arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The stelae are 2.38 m long, 0.95 m […]
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 […]
The Berlin Wall is also called East Side Gallery, due to the fact that many artists chose the east side of the wall to draw incredible graffiti. But let’s look at the wall’s history for a moment! The Wall was built in 1961 by the GDR (German Democratic Republic), in order to separate the east […]
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 […]
Here we are with this week’s #beautifulsunday! This is part of the East Side Gallery in Berlin. – M.C.