Haus des Lehrers

As you may well be aware, I do love a good socialist mosaic and have been an admirer of artist Walter Womacka for quite some time now.

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Johannes XXIII

As far as churches go, this one has to be up there with the most unusual ones, actually it's up there with the most unusual buildings full stop and an absolute MUST for every Brutalist lover.

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Black Forest Church

It's very rare that I go past a church without popping in to have a little look inside, you never quite know what to expect. Well, with old catholic ones you kinda do, there's always loads of bling.  So when...

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Baywatch - East German Style

This summer I went on a little road trip to the East German Baltic Sea, an area of Germany I have not been to before (although I went on holiday to the West German part when I was a kid but...

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Bastei

Bastei is definitely amongst my favourite buildings in Cologne but unfortunately I've not yet managed to see the inside.

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Beauty is in the detail

Beauty is in the detail and there were some magnificent details in the Albrechtsburg in Meissen. 

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Who knew...

Who knew that up until 1948 there were Olympic Medals for art, architecture, town planning, literature, music and sculpture. I certainly didn't (well, I do now).

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Munich Signage

Oh I do love some good signage and I saw some very nice ones in Munich recently. 

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Socialist Mosaic Master

I'm not quite sure what it is with Socialism and mosaics but they are pretty amazing and very few come better than the work of East German artist Walter Womacka.

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Olympiaturm Munich

When I retire I think I will go and travel the world and visit every single telecommunications tower there is. That doesn't mean I can't visit them now, so when I was in Munich recently, one of the first things I did, was go up the Munich Olympiaturm

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Lingotto

I was lucky enough to be invited to Torino last year for a small but impressive design fair called Operae but I have to admit the main reason I wanted to go was to visit the old Lingotto Fiat factory. Opened...

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K67

When I was in Poland recently I was so happy to see some K67 Kiosks. I was introduced to them a few years ago on a trip to Slovenia. The K67 Kiosk was designed in 1966 by the Slovenian architect and...

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Super Scaffolding

I have to admit, every time I see some scaffolding I'm amazed it doesn't fall down. Not a chance for this to happen with this Super Scaffolding I saw in Budapest recently.  

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Brutalist Love

I like a bit of brutalist architecture so I was happy to meet fellow brutalist lover James Smith at the Royal College of Art Show in Battersea last week. Check out more of his work here. The show is on...

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Moody BT

The BT Tower looked particularly moody earlier today!!

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Olympic Stadium

I'm off to Berlin on Thursday to check out DMY, the International Design Festival which starts tomorrow. The main show is at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin's historic airport which is now closed but still has some pretty impressive architecture. Talking of impressive architecture,...

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Towers

Maybe my slight obsession with Towers comes from the fact that I live right next to the Telecom Tower with a great view of it out of my living room window!  So here is just a small selection of images of Towers...

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Hallo!

I’m Thorsten and this is my blog about sttuff that grabs my attention.