The simplest ideas are often the best, like this Fahrradabstellplatz (place for leaving your bike). I remember those from when i was a kid but I hadn't seen one for quite some time and I'm sure the metal rings are... More
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
I can't believe I've been going to Frankfurt for almost 15 years but have only just discovered the Kleinmarkthalle More
'Ohhh, that's an unusal name' I hear quite often, especially here in the UK. So a couple of years ago I visited the town where I guess one my ancestors must have come from More
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.More
We're taking to this countryside living like a duck to water.
We now have a oil-powered combination bolier and the first rule of oil boilers is: Do NOT run out of oil.
We've run out of oil.More
I've been driving past the sign on the Autobahn so many times I thought next time I go to Germany to see my parents I'll definitely have to check them out. So when I went last week I finally managed... More
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
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
A few years ago I took a picture of a friendly painted hydrant in the Black Forest, well it turns out that painting hydrants is a bit of a thing in the Schwarzwald. Here are a couple more (lady) hydrants... More
How on earth did I not know about these before?
I only recently saw these amazing 'Angie' lemon squeezersMore
Lenbachhaus is one of those small but perfectly formed museums of the world. 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 and there were some magnificent details in the Albrechtsburg in Meissen. More
I’m Thorsten and this is my blog about stuff that grabs my attention.
- Baubezogene Kunst
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- Building Of The Week
- Clever Ideas
- Czech Republic
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- Gardener Thorsten
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- Thorsten In The Country
- Walter Womacka
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