Designpanoptikum – Surreales Museum für industrielle Objekte.
This unusual Berlin museum is a private collection open to the public by a film photographer who stopped photographing after photography went digital, and now dedicates his time collecting industrial objects he finds, turning them into surreal and improbable sculptures.
I visited mid August with my friend G. and we both had a nice time trying to figure out what the objects had been used for originally, while pestering the guide for answers.
The German Museum of Technology (Deutsches Technikmuseum) if probably the greatest place in the whole of Berlin for anyone that likes trains, airplanes, ships, photographic technology, film technology, printing technology, and much, much more.
I need to go again to enjoy the train collection in more detail. They have real trains from the Victorian age and beyond. It’s fenomenal!
Didn’t took many pictures because I was having too much fun with the trains…
Last April I had the great pleasure of popping by the V&A with some friends. I really like the museum. This time I focused on their Fashion exhibition because I’m writing two historical romances (both set in different periods of the 19th Century) and I wanted to take detailed pictures of some of the gowns they have there.
I took some pictures for reference and bought their book on the subject. I highly recommend it to all interested in the history of fashion from this time period. The photos are very good, the text is helpful and the whole book is a joy to peruse.
Here are some of my photos (for more go here):
We went to the DDR Museum (DDR=GDR) and I loved it. I’m fascinated with the fact that I’m living in a part of old Soviet Union.
The museum is interactive and one can, for instance, enter an apartment, go through the drawers, watch TV, see how they lived, how they had fun and how they were trapped in this communist utopia with no escape.
It made me think. It still makes me think. It’s worth going.