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Spring Break in Berlin, Part 1 [March 2015]

When you hear the phrase “college spring break,” what do you picture? Sunny beaches and all-inclusive resorts, maybe?

I was actually planning to go to Miami with my roommate for a while, conforming to this image. noch 1.459 Wörter


The stained glass windows of the Marienburg Fortress... in Charlottenburg?

In the Neuer Pavillion at Schloss Charlottenburg there is a nice quaint collection of Kaspar David Friedrich paintings, quaint reproductions of Meissen porcelain and to unwary eye, a small but amazing items that link the early legends of the Teutonic Knights during the crusades to the modern Prussian state, all crafted by the hands of one man… noch 544 Wörter



The balcony is our favourite part of our apartment, overlooking the Schinkel, Amsterdam’s busy working canal.

Taking the photo above reminded me of how extraordinarily different the Schinkel looks depending on the time of day, the season, the activity and the light. noch 73 Wörter


Neue Wache - neoclassical remembrance

by Hugh Thomson

In 1967, the French literary critic Roland Barthes published his influential essay ‘The Death of the Author’. In the essay, he criticised the traditional practise of considering the intentions and biographical context of an author when interpreting their text. noch 996 Wörter

Architecture Critiques

Schinkel and Hall

Schinkel says ‘allochtoon’ is a term for all the people that ane not adjust to our western society. Allochtoon stands for people that aren’t born on this soil. noch 236 Wörter

Someone is buried here: Adolf Loos on architecture and death


Adolf Loos
Neue Freie Presse
Vienna, 1910

May I take you to the shores of a mountain lake? The sky is blue, the water green and everywhere is profound tranquillity.  noch 4.599 Wörter