19
Feb
17

bye bye, Roundhay!

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Bye Bye, Roundhay…yes we will miss your expanses of greenery, the nice vistas and the pure Greek revival, neoclassic Mansion…

Who knows, maybe one day we will come back here, for the pleasures of Spring…

But for the time being, we will tank up on more sunny landscapes, neoclassic mansions and green meadows somewhere else…

For instance, we could do a wunderbare Fahrradreise in the Wörlitz region, in August…what do you think, MeinMann? (with a deep-dive in Dessau when we need to tank up on bauhaus purity)…

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19
Feb
17

Leipziger Platz, our own version!

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Uh? I discovered today sometimes curious about my home town!

The piazza where my highschool – Imperial Accademia di Nautica e Commercio – is still today located, used to have a different name. It is now called Piazza Hortis.

But the Austrians called it Leipziger Platz...and earlier on, the French called it Place de Lutzen…

In the “Paris-Berlin Nachbarschaftsgeschichten” arte.tv movie, it was explained how Berlin copied Paris in the design of its most magnificent piazzas…and then proceeded to rebrand them.

Quarré became Pariser Platz (after the victory on Napoleon and the comeback of the Quadriga), the Oktagon became Leipziger Platz (voilà!) and the Rondell became Place de Belle-Alliance (which is south of Waterloo…entendu? – today that is called Mehringplatz).

Whatever. The most important thing is, that in Trieste the rebechin Siora Rosa is still there – in the Piazza Hortis/Liepzig/Lutzen – and keeps on offering fabulously heavy dishes… Continue reading ‘Leipziger Platz, our own version!’

19
Feb
17

Berlin lost and found

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Fabulous!

18
Feb
17

Nachbarschaftsgeschichten

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Peter Behrens…in his team, Mies van der Rohe, Martin Gropius and Le Corbusier (intern). Beautiful series on arte

 

 

18
Feb
17

Dumbo

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Love old Nokia dumb phones

18
Feb
17

next destination…Helsinki

A cheeky patchwork of the Pharrell Williams hit with scenes from Aki Kaurismäki movies. A bit of a cliché, but nonetheless a nice montage.

Next Sunday, Helsinki…a fabulously beautiful city…with very friendly people, from my point of view!

18
Feb
17

Goldener Bär…

testro-lesleleko-lA definitely ugro-finnish experience…golden bear to a hungarian movie, silver bear to a finnish one!
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