Ok, I had to cue up for a while to go and see the newly finished Switch House at the Tate Members viewing, but it was well worth the wait. An exceptional building built by Herzog & de Meuron, the buildings literal highlight is the 360 degree viewing platform on the 10th floor. And being a lover of brutalist architecture, the concrete curves and play of light, lines and proportions are a dream. I didn’t have enough time to check out all the new art on display, but for sure will be back soon.
What an amazing addition to London….and all for free.
This is the first part of impressions at the absulutely stunning Wat Pho temple, focusing on the interior. I got to say, when I entered the temple of the reclining buddha I was moved to tears, by the sheer amount of beauty, craftsmenship and ettention to detail. A truly spectatcular place of worship.
Here some impressions of Darmstadt’s Art Nouveau Mathildenhöhe, which was built between 1899 and 1914 as an artists’ colony. The ‘Hochzeitsturm’ (wedding tower) is part of the exhibition buildings, which were built in 1908. Zar Nikolaus II instructed the construction of the Russian Chapel, as he wanted to have a church when he and his family where visiting Darmstadt – the birthplace of his wife.
One of the most glorious churches in Munich has got to be the Asamkirche (Asam church) built in 1733 – 1746 by the brothers Egid Quirin Asam and Cosmas Damian Asam as their private church. Nestled in between other houses and on a busy shopping street, one could almost walk past. But if you are lucky enough to open the big heavy doors, a Baroque heaven awaits you inside.
The sundown picture is taken at the beautiful Seehaus beer garden, which is the best place to spend a warm summer evening.
The glass chandelier you will find at Künstlerhaus, which is now also hosting an Italien restaurant called L’Osteria.