Wednesday, August 17, 2011

In Which Adam Goes to Europe: Part 1.1.2: Berlin

Day two of Berlin!

Starting off where I left off, we got up in the morning, and headed towards the Bauhaus.

History lesson!
The Bauhaus school was founded in 1919 by architect Walter Gropius, as a means to apply modernist thought and practicality to architecture and design. Specifically, Gropius felt that artistic value could be applied to mass produced items, and set out to devise a means where people could work out ways to create aesthetically pleasing items on a mass scale. The aftereffects of the bauhaus movement can be seen just about everywhere, from the chairs in your living room, to that condo your grandmother in Florida lives in. There were three Bauhaus schools founded, with the one we visited being comparatively the most recent one.

Here I am.
And here's Greg.

Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photographs from inside the Bauhaus, and I got yelled at for taking my camera out. Incidentally, here's some photos I took when I was there:

Following the Bauhaus, we met with Kristina, a daughter of a friend of Jurgen, who had offered to further show us around the city for the rest of the day. This was largely a retred of yesterday, as most of the major metropolitan stuff in Berlin is in roughly the same area. We had also stopped by the university which Kristina attended.

 Rough translation: "When you burn books, you eventually come to burn men." I quite like this quote.

We had also went to go look at the old Jewish quarters of Berlin. I quite like the architecture here.
Here is Greg and Kristina.

And thus ends day 2 of Berlin. Next update: art stuffs!

1 comment:

  1. Hurry for the next one! I'm getting antsy to know what happens next...


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