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Paying for Berliner Schloss

Audun Engh of INTBAU kindly noted, after reading my last post, that the figures next to architectural elements and statuary in drawings of a Berliner Schloss façade near the end of the Extrablatt PDF represented not the cost of those elements but the price for having one’s name associated with them, as a way to raise private funds to ornament the outside walls. noch 344 Wörter


Episode 18: Karl Friedrich Schinkel

Karl Friedrich Schinkel: rock-star German architect. Surely you have heard about this guy. He designed the Neue Wache, the Altes Museum and many other landmarks in Berlin. noch 247 Wörter

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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

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