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Photo Essay – Wandering around in the Dahlem Museums

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You are in Berlin and it rains. A lot. And you fancy a huge dosis of art and history. Then there is one destination that Lars and I can recommend: the Dahlem Museum Complex. The name Dahlem refers to the part of Berlin where it is located. There are three museums: the Museum für Asiatischer Kunst (Museum for Asian Art), Ethnologisches Museum…

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Groninger Museum

Gorgeous Groningen – Part 3

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When it comes to art, Groningen has one major thing to offer: the Groninger Museum. The museum dates from the end of the 19th century and the current building consists of three main buildings, designed by Philippe Starck, Alessandro Mendini and Coop Himmelb(l)au. (source: Wikipedia) During our visit, part of the museum was closed, due to preparations for a huge Rodin exhibition. Anyway,…

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A Place To Get Married – Casa Cu Tei

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There are hotels and then there are hotels where you feel at home. Casa Cu Tei in Sarata-Monteoru (Romania) belongs to the last category. Located on a steep hill, with spectacular views on a valley and the surrounding orchards, it offers the following facilities: 28 rooms with bathroom and cable TV; indoor and outdoor dining; free Internet; children’s playground, big…

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The Bears

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There are bears in the center of Hengelo… 5 giant plastic bronze bears! Apparently, it’s an (expensive) artwork that some people love and others hate. Lars and I thought it was funny, but we wondered whether there is any connection between bears and the town of Hengelo. Anyway, I had fun photographing them! What do you think? Is this art…

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The Other Antwerp – Panamarenko

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Sounds like an exotic place, doesn’t it? It’s actually the name of one of the most important Belgian sculptors. Our first stop of our two-day excursion was at the Sint-Jansplein. At one of the corners of this square you can see a sculpture of Panamarenko, called Pepto Bismo. The artist was first influenced by pop-art, but soon became fascinated with aeroplanes…

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The Roger Raveel Walk – Inside the church

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Remember this post about the museum? In the meantime it has been reopened! The church of Machelen-aan-de-Leie was our last stop of the Roger Raveel Walk. Lars and I hope that you enjoyed this series as much as we did! In this last post you can see pictures that I took inside the church.

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The Roger Raveel Walk – Going to the local church

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The church of Machelen-aan-de-Leie is located in the center of the village, near the old Leie. The name Leie actually refers to the local river. This church was first mentioned in 1163. The oldest part of the building is the base of the tower; the rest of the church was completed between the 13th and 18th century in the Late…

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