Anthony McCall has created these light installations at the Hamburger Bahnhof which transform from transparent waves of light to solid prisms. When I entered the pitch-black room, these tall prims of light subtly make their presence aware. Although the top halves of the prims looks solid & defined, at their bases, they are fluid and curvy.
Although an interactive and tactile experience, when photographed, the light installations are removed from their original context and created into something more mysterious & spacey – especially in the photo below! It also reminds me of all the experimental photography & film-making straight out of the Bauhaus school.
Last August I moved to Berlin. I always said I wanted to buy a one-way ticket to Berlin as soon as I graduated, and that’s what I did.
A feta cheese & spinach filled bread available from many of the Turkish bakeries
Waving from the socialist walls of Karl-Marx-Allee
White Trash, big fizz
Hertha BSC vs. Bayer Leverkusen
Houses in Berlin!
Amongst the paintbox-coloured terraced houses, lies a UNESCO World Heritage site of Bruno Taut & Martin Wagner’s Hufeisensiedlung, a horse shoe-shaped housing estate.
Once being East Germany’s only theme park, Spreepark, ran into financial difficulties in the late 1990s, which resulted in the closure of the park in 2001. Although this abandoned treasure trove of plastic dinosaurs & creaky rides was sealed off to the public for many years after its closure, this ghost park became an attraction in its own right, with the more adventurous sneaking through the gaps in the fence to gaze in awe at a piece of Berlin that was left behind in the 90s.
In 2011, Spreepark reopened for guided tours along with the park’s train (an East German noisy smelly petrol guzzler no doubt).
The plan of the park.
The first of a few plastic dinosaurs lurking about.
At one point, the train chugs across a swamp – hopefully this wasn’t an original feature of the park!
These creepy rides, which look like a face with a moustache from the front, were left dotted about on the track.
A sure highlight of the park…
The ferris wheel at dusk.
Planterwäld s-bahn station