Doorlicious 2

I can see this becoming a regular feature, well as regular as my blog will ever be. This lovely door is the front door to the 'Christus unser Friede' church in Duisburg Hagenshof and was built between 1974 and 1977... More


Contrasts are great when they work and in this church I recently saw in Hinterzarten in the Schwarzwald (Black Forest) it really REALLY works. Like many churches, Maria in der Zarten (that's the name of the church) has been added to/changed/destroyed/rebuilt several times... More

Building of the Week - Freiburg

Yep, definitely Deutsch!Unfortunatley I didn't have time to have lunch there as the Kässpätzle were definitley calling my name. Oh well, maybe next time. Picture taken in September 2020. More


Last week I took my parents on a little holiday to the Black Forest, to be more precise to a place called Hinterzarten where I came across this rather splendid door on one of my walks. It was something like a community centre or library... More

Building of the Week - Berlin

This is probably one of my favourite buidings ever, it's completely bonkers. The Bierpinsel (Beer Brush opened on the 13th of October 1976 as the Turmrestaurant Steglitz. It was built between 1972 and 1976 by architects Ralf Schüler and his wife Ursulina Schüler-Witte in... More

Building of the Week - Hamburg

Who knew crematoriums can be this magnificent. Well this one most certainly is. It was built between 1930 and 1932 by architect Fritz Schumacher in the Backsteinexpressionismus (Brick Expressionism) style and is located in the world’s largest park cemetery (389... More

Building of the Week: Rotterdam

Considered the most beautiful factory in the world, the former Van Nelle factory is the most prominent industrial monument in the Netherlands and was was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2014. It started life as a factory processing coffee, tea and... More

70s Birds

This adorable tiled mural adornes an East Berlin Nursery since 1978. It was designed by Gertraude Pohl. More

Rietveld Pavilion

After visiting my parents recently I did a little de-tour on my way home to see the spectacular Kröller-Müller Museum (more about that later) which is set in the massive De Hoge Veluwe National Park near Arnhem.  As well as just... More

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. More

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.


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... More

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... More


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

Beauty is in the detail

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