Inside Tholey Abbey. All the stained glass windows there were designed by Robert Köck around 1958 and depict scenes from the books of Exodus and Genesis. More photos can be seen on the Abbey web site - Benediktinerabtei St. Mauritius zu Tholey.
Entrance to ugliness
The bottom of the Schaumberg Tower (2010-06-25), dating back to the sixties, I guess. The photo is an aggressive crop. It was not possible to get nearer, since the Tower is closed to visitors as they carry out yet another renovation plan.
In 1912, there was a plan to build a tower in honour of Kaiser Wilhelm on top of Schaumberg hill. Work was started on this, but never completed. In 1928, plans where changed. Instead of honouring the Kaiser, the tower should honour the German war dead. This plan was carried out. However, in realising it, construction flaws arose and the tower soon became unsafe to climb. In 1965, there was a new plan. A tower was to be built to honour both French and German war dead. The design on the left from French architect Jean-Marie Collin was chosen. Unfortunately, there was not enough money to build it. Instead, the tower on the right was built, a monument to uncompromising ugliness and the problems with plans.
Rusting model in the foreground, the real thing in the background. The "You are here arrow" is, in this case, a silver disk almost exactly in the centre of the photograph. There appear to have been two parallel walls. The model is located in what was the space between them, which was kept clear so that the guards could easily shoot potential escapees.
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A mural in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. It was put up when Germany hosted the World Cup in 2006. The artist was Titifreak from São Paulo and it shows the young boy at the bottom dreaming of becoming a star like the Brazilian national player (Ronaldo?) at the top. The full mural can be seen in page seven of Brazil Houses