Last week I visited Wuppertal, looking for traces of Pina, the motion picture by Wim Wenders. One of the highlights of my trip was a visit to Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden. Not only because of the beautiful scenery, but also because of … Continue reading →
Now that the year is still all sparkling and new, it’s the perfect occasion to present a list of buildings/sites/bridges I’m looking forward to visit in 2013. Here goes! First I’m headed for Wuppertal, the city of Pina Bausch. Wuppertal … Continue reading →
The Vitra Campus is a spot which all architecture lovers should visit. So did I. In the “backlot” there is a small building that used to be the Vitra Fire Station designed by Zaha Hadid. This was the first building … Continue reading →
What really struck me when I walked through his museum is that I “felt” the story that Libeskind was telling me through his building. And then I discovered his TED-talk.
He started his talk with these words and then everything around me just disappeared…
I’ll start with my favorite muse, Emily Dickinson, who said that wonder is not knowledge, neither is it ignorance. It’s something which is suspended between what we believe we can be, and a tradition we may have forgotten.
— Daniel Libeskind
The picture above was taken at the top of the staircase in the Jewish Museum. I deliberately didn’t re-size it – and I really hope your screen isn’t big enough so you have to scroll down – so you can get a glimpse of the feeling you get looking back and down after your visit.
Remember Pina, the motion picture by Wim Wenders? It was one of those movies that made a life changing impression on me. Not only because of the poetic choreography by Pina Bausch. Not only because of the tantalizing soundtrack with music by Jun Miyake. … Continue reading →