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Berne, Switzerland – Eurotrip

17 Nov Berne, Bundesstadt, Eurotrip, Switzerland

Berne, Bundesstadt, Eurotrip, Switzerland

Berne, Switzerland

How could I come to Switzerland and not visit its capital, Berne? Berne or Bern or Bundesstadt, is a German speaking city in Switzerland’s cantons. So, here’s a glimpse of the beauty of Berne sans too many pics on monuments and heritage sites.

Berne, Bundesstadt, Eurotrip, Switzerland

Bundesstadt, Switzerland

Berne, Bundesstadt, Eurotrip, Switzerland, Weltpostdenkmal Bern, Weltpostdenkmal an der Kleinen Schanze in Bern

Weltpostdenkmal Bern

Beautiful house in Berne, Switzerland

Beautiful house in Berne, Switzerland

Berne, Bundesstadt, Eurotrip, Switzerland

Berne, Bundesstadt, Eurotrip, Switzerland, yellow bell-shaped flower

Berne, Bundesstadt, Eurotrip, Switzerland, red tulips, tulips

Berne, Bundesstadt, Eurotrip, Switzerland, green garden

Berne, Bundesstadt, Eurotrip, Switzerland

I am in awe of Berne and its natural beauty. Unfortunately, I couldnt spend much time here.

Façades of Lucerne

18 Jul

Facades of Lucerne, Switzerland, Lucerne, painted facades of Lucerne

Facades of Lucerne, Switzerland

Straddling alongside Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee) and River Reuss, Lucerne offers an attractive tour of the 16th century decorative painted facades, created with immense passion on buildings such as hotels, restaurants and houses.

Painted facade, Lucerne, facades of Lucerne

Painted facade, Lucerne

Elaborative facade, Lucerne, Painted facades of Lucerne

Elaborative facade, Lucerne

Elaborative facade, Lucerne, Painted facades of Lucerne

Decorative facade of Lucerne

Painted facade, decorative facade, painted facade on the riverside

Riverside painted facades, Lucerne

Row of painted facades, painted facades in the shopping district of Lucerne

Row of painted facades, Lucerne

Decorative painted facades in Lucerne's shopping district, painted facades of Lucerne

Decorative painted facades in Lucerne's shopping district

Intricately painted facades, Lucerne's painted facades, painted facades

Intricately painted facades, Lucerne

Ornamental facades on windows, Lucerne's ornamental painted window facade

Ornamental painted facades on windows, Lucerne

Painted facades of shopping complexes, Lucerne's painted facades in the shopping district

Painted facades of shopping complexes, Lucerne

Baroque gold ornamental painted windows , Lucerne

Baroque gold ornamental painted windows , Lucerne

Painted facades , Lucerne's elaboratively painted facades

Painted facades , Lucerne

Ornamental painted window facades, Lucerne's painted facades

Ornamental painted window facades, Lucerne

Blue painted facade, Lucerne's blue painted facade

Blue painted facade, Lucerne

Row of ornamental painted facades, Lucerne

Row of ornamental painted facades, Lucerne

Read my previous blog posts on Lucerne and Switzerland:

Lucerne: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/lucerne-swiss-eurotrip/

Mt. Titlis: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/mount-titlis-swiss-eurotrip/

Engelberg Beautiful Homes: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/engelberg-swiss-beautiful-homes/

Broc: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/broc/

Gruyere: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/gruyere/

Montreaux: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/montreaux/

Lausanne: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/lausanne-swiss-eurotrip/

Morges: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/morges/

Geneva: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/geneva-eurotrip/

 

 

More links:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31941729@N02/4110313262/in/photostream/

http://www.luzern.com/en/navpage-CityExperienceLU-CityToursLU-340003.html

http://isharethese.blogspot.com/2010/07/facades-of-lucerne.html

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-photo/clarf/1/1292354151/painted-facades-of-buildings.jpg/tpod.html

Rotterdam (Part 3) – Eurotrip

7 Mar

Rotterdam has been the cultural hotspot, the reverberating ground for new musical advances or art and avant-garde fashion. The Fantastische Fotografie Exhibition at Historisch Museum Rotterdam showcases the forgotten realities of Rotterdam and its revolutionaries, visionaries and dreamers, who left their mark culturally both inside and outside Rotterdam.

Fantastische Fotografie, De Rotterdam School

Fantastische Fotografie, De Rotterdam School

As the Museum describes in its description of this exhibition, that in the 80’s, a group of artists and photographers decided that they would no longer use their camera as instruments that recorded the actual reality.  Instead they started to create their own surreal images that the world had never seen before. Photographers became creative explorers who moulded reality to create new realities, thus starting a new movement in photography known as ‘Staged Photography’.

Elvis Presley (Courtesy: FF, Historisch Museum Rotterdam)

Staged Photography (Courtesy: FF, Historisch Museum Rotterdam)

Photographers from all over the world joined this movement but since majority of the photographers were from Rotterdam, this movement was given its name ‘Rotterdamse School’. This movement intertwined its interests with other disciplines such as graphic design, music, theatre and plastic arts.

FF, Rotterdamse School

 

FF, Rotterdamse School
FF, Rotterdamse School
FF, Rotterdamse School
FF, Rotterdamse School
FF, Rotterdamse School

 

Poster art, FF, Rotterdamse School

Poster art, FF, Rotterdamse School

Poster art, FF, Rotterdamse School

Poster art, FF, Rotterdamse School

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