I bet these unusual – [really UNUSUAL] – sculptures and street art designs would inspire you to travel and see them in person. I know I do now!
Hallo, meine Freunde!
Or as would my German friends say – hello, my friends! As you can guess, I’m not in USA right now, otherwise, why would I speak German to you, right?
I’m visiting in Germany right now, where I’ll be staying for the next 10 days. I’ll be visiting a lot of small towns around Gottingen, while staying in Lenglern, where my parents live now.
Lenglern is a very small town – the suburbs of a relatively large town – Gottingen, the home for the oldest universities Georg-August University (where my dad works and teaches), the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and the private University of Göttingen – it’s a true student-faculty town, one of the ‘qualities’ I like about this place as it boosts with student (thus – affordable) bars and cafes, as well as the town lives and breaths with the biking culture. More than 26,000 students live in Gottingen, thus, there are always quite a few street arts – propaganda messages that the forward-thinking progressive youth would want to put out there, like this one:
I also found their street art to be very outspoken and controversial, especially for a small town, which can unlikely be racist and nazist towards anyone. I’ve lived in this town and visited it so many times that I can’t believe my eyes when I see the flyers calling for anti-nazism action and support…Check them out and let me know what you think. Continue reading
The first time I visited Berlin, Germany, I was a young teenager and spent time with my parents visiting the historic places like The Berlin Wall – or what was left of it, The Brandenburg Gate and such, but last August I re-visited Berlin as an adult and was able to see the parts of the city that define today’s Berlin – the graffiti, the Bauhaus museum, etc. It was a real treat for someone like me, who is not only interested in the graphic design, but who is interested in the modern art and Bauhaus school of design. You can learn more about my trip here. Continue reading