Italy. Pisa. The leaning tower.

Last summer, after visiting Bologna and Florence, I spent one night in Pisa. In the morning I walked over to┬áPiazza die Miracoli and the Duomo. The freestanding bell tower of the cathedral is Pisa’s┬ámost popular landmark,┬ácommonly┬áknown as┬á“The Leaning Tower”. The tower’s tilt already begun during the construction which started in 1173 and took almost 200 … More Italy. Pisa. The leaning tower.

Los Angeles. 10 pieces of the Berlin Wall on Wilshire Boulevard.

10 pieces of the Berlin Wall – the longest segment of the wall outside of Berlin- are standing on the lawn at 5900 Wilshire Boulevard, right in front of the main entrance of LACMA. Those pieces are painted by Thierry Noir, Birmer, Kent Twitchell, Farrah Karapetian and Marie Astrid Gonzales and are part of the … More Los Angeles. 10 pieces of the Berlin Wall on Wilshire Boulevard.

d├╝sseldorf. a visit to schloss benrath and its park.

[last month when i spent a day in d├╝sseldorf my first stop was the┬ábeautiful┬árococo palace in the benrath┬áneighborhood. it consists of three buildings: the main┬ábuilding┬á‘corps de logis’ and two smaller ones left and right (one hosting a museum for garden art, the other a museum of natural history). in front of the palace a lake … More d├╝sseldorf. a visit to schloss benrath and its park.

germany. a trip to br├╝hl. augustusburg palace and its garden.

3 weeks ago i took trip to br├╝hl, a town half way between cologne and bonn. br├╝hl is lucky to be home to two palaces: schloss augustusburg and burg falkenlust, both connected through a huge garden. both palaces are UNESCO cultural world heritage sites. i didn’t had enough time to visit both places, so i … More germany. a trip to br├╝hl. augustusburg palace and its garden.

germany. cologne. sculpture garden.

[i visited the sculpture garden last week, while i had some days off and played tourist in my hometown. the park’s exhibit gets rearranged every two years; right now k├Âlnskulptur#6 is on view, consisting of almost 50 artworks.] the park cafe with michael sailstorfer’s “hoher besuch-k├Âln” (2009)┬áon top┬áand hubert kiecol’s “acht helle” (2011):