“Le Carnet Bleu / Das Blaue Heft”: German and French student project about the future of urban living

“We wanted to ban cars from the city – or at least almost.” It’s the city of the future, urban living in the coming decades, German and French students from Lille and Cologne map out. The project, started in 2013 by Goethe Institut, annually finishes off with a book both project groups produce – it’s called “Le Carnet Bleu / Das Blaue Heft” [The Blue … Continue reading “Le Carnet Bleu / Das Blaue Heft”: German and French student project about the future of urban living

“THE HIJACKER OF BILLBOARDS”: French street artist OX in Cologne

He is often called “the hijacker of billboards”. French street artist OX. His latest project is a series of ten street interventions in Cologne. Conducted in the second week of April 2017, the project includes the take over of billboards in specific locations in town. Sometimes at main streets, sometimes under train bridges. Places that are normally used for street advertising. “My main goal is … Continue reading “THE HIJACKER OF BILLBOARDS”: French street artist OX in Cologne

PHOTO-REPORT: The Michel – Hamburg’s Main Church Sankt Michaelis (… and the town from above)

The view from the Michel in southwestern direction – on the left hand, Hamburg’s new philharmonic hall.

It is the city’s most famous church. And an icon. Sankt Michaelis in Hamburg. Also known as “Michel.”

Inside the church white walls, golden ornaments and wood dominate. Outside Sankt Michaelis is mostly known for its tower. 132 meters tall and located only a few minutes from the river Elbe.

Once a platform on top is entered, after sprialling upwards via seemingly endless staircases, a 360 degrees view on Hamburg rewards. The famous street Reeperbahn and the district of St.Pauli in the north, the new philharmonic hall in the southwest.

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