Tag Archives: Germany

4321 – The Ugly East

This is pretty much at the same place as yesterday’s image. In the background you see the communist version of a shopping center.

The difference between the two halves of the city is striking. The government district, the museum district, both in the former east, are subject to feverish reconstruction, but as soon as you are east of River Spree, it is as if the fall of the wall had happened only a few years ago. It will be interesting to see how the city develops over the next years, but as it looks now, the neglect of the center of the GDR’s capital can’t be anything but planned.

4315 – Roman Stoicism

When you’re not an expert, taking photos in a museum exposes you as the complete dumb-wit that you are. You invariably take pictures of the irrelevant, marvel at the copies and ignore the true treasures. Any why not?

It’s OK. You can be an expert at one thing, even at a few things maybe, but you can’t be an expert at everything. Even if, for instance, you are “interested in Art”.

Art … You like Warhol? Instantly recognize every Picasso (as long as it’s a Cubist one)? You confuse Manet and Monet though and you are not able to tell a Titian from a Tintoretto?

Alles gut. Nobody can know everything. We can only learn – and it’s great fun to do so ๐Ÿ™‚

By the way: this is a Roman copy of a Greek original. At least that’s what I remember.

4314 – The TV Tower

Not easy to fit into a rectangular image, but somehow I’ve managed it ๐Ÿ™‚

This is the TV tower at the heart of central East Berlin. Once it was important that the communist capital had the highest building in the city. A somewhat “trump-ish” sentiment, if you ask me ๐Ÿ˜›

Did you already have a chance to look at https://blog.andreas-manessinger.info/, the temporary test version of my new blog?

Again, please don’t bookmark it, but leave a comment (here please, on the new version commenting is not yet implemented).

4313 – Alles Gut?

A few things have happened. This is the first day in more than a week that I actually write a post. In the meantime I have finished my migration tool.

I have also ported the blog over to Hugo. You can see the result under the temporary URL https://blog.andreas-manessinger.info/. I invite you to have a look, but please donโ€™t bookmark it.

For the next few days I will post on both sides, old and new, and when Iโ€™m convinced that everything is stable, Iโ€™ll change the URL of the new blog to https://manessinger.com. This will cause something between a few minutes and one or two hours of unavailability, and thatโ€™s the reason why I have not done it yet. I want to make sure that everything is fine or, as they say in Berlin, โ€œAlles gut!โ€.

Alles gut? All well?

Mostly. The blog has been ported and the layout is still a tad spartan. This is intentional on one hand, on the other hand a thumbnail of the Image of the Day in the list would be nice to have and, even more so, Iโ€™d like to not only show you past comments, but also give you the opportunity to post new ones ๐Ÿ™‚

A lot of things have not been automated yet. One of them is what I mentioned in yesterdayโ€™s post: scheduled posting. The difference to last week is, that I now know exactly how to do it ๐Ÿ˜›