brave the storm

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today, 10 years ago

Ten years ago I was on Helgoland for the first time. It’s an island located in the North Sea, quite remote. It takes about 2 hours to sail with the ferry to reach the island. I took this image on the last day of our stay. The next day the ferry has brought us back to the mainland. You can see, a past storm cracked the thick wall of the harbor. Now, the water can play with the remains.

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modern design to solve old problems

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This is also in Dresden. It’s the New Synagogue. This building was build in the same place, where the former synagogue stood, which was destroyed in 1939/1940. This new building is set up that way, that its orientation is in the direction towards Jerusalem. Unfortunately, the estate is not exactly in the right direction. So, the architect planned to build the building in layers and twist each layer a bit more, until the final layer is in the correct direction and everything inside is also in the correct direction.

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Inside Casa Milà

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FX, 14mm

This is the atrium of Casa Milà, one of the well-known buildings designed by the Catalan architect Antonio Guidi. When in Barcelona, don’t miss the masterpiece of architecture and foreseeing innovation. But, book your tickets in advance!

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A night at the opera

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5 years ago, I was on a trip with some friends to Dresden, the capital of the stat of Saxxon here in Germany. It’s in the eastern part and was part of the GDR, which became part of the FRG back in 1990 when the inner-German border stumbles down and both parts of Germany were reunited after 45 years of partition.

This is the Semper Opera house at night in the center of the old town of Dresden only a couple of meters away from the former king’s palace. Despite the opera house was hit very hard during WWII it was reconstructed from 1977 to 1985 after years of preparation (1968-1977) and years of securing the ruined (1946-1955). Fortunately, they reconstructed the building according to the original plans. When we were there, we also took a guided tour to see the inside. It’s astonishing to see the inner parts of this building designed in the second half of the 19th century (1871-1878).

This building is well known in Germany because a brewery uses this view of the opera house at night in their advertisings.

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