I went to the Tate Modern on the South Bank yesterday as it was a bank holiday. On the third floor there is a balcony that looks out across London. When we were up there we heard a guy busking and we realised it was Passenger. Great free gig.
The city was a rich tapestry of culture and design and has clearly worked hard to move on from the stigma of the ‘Nazi’ regime over the past few decades. The city makes no excuses for its past and draws a line under an abhorrent time in German history. Some of the key landmarks are:
One of my favourite places in Berlin was the Bauhaus Archiv situated by Tiergarten a short walk from the Reichstag building. As a keen admirer of the Bauhaus school of design it was fascinating to learn more about such a key influence on modern design and to see some original works by Marcel Breuer and and Walter Gropius up close.
A short walk from out hotel was a urban design company called the ‘Dudes Factory’ Their range of clothing, accessories and homeware was atypical of the design we has seen in the city and i have since ordered some products from them. They produce high quality products shipped to the UK. You can view their current range here.
I took this photo on a walk along the south coast on a wintry Sunday. It was shot using my iPhone 5.
There is a lot of street art in Madrid. I managed to spot this little guy in Plaza Mayor, which is a large square in Madrid. I think Spiderman has been overindulging recently!