Onyx Marble - Quaternary figures and vases

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Onyx Marble - Quaternary figures and vases

In many bazaars on the Turkish Riviera you will find stalls or even small workshops that offer their figurines and vases made of onyx marble, which unfortunately are rarely made by themselves.

Chair museum on the Vitra site in Weil am Rhein

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Chair museum on the Vitra site in Weil am Rhein

Seating furniture became popular in ancient times, roughly speaking and documented after the Neolithic Revolution. Originally, people sat on the bare ground, on rocks or on fallen tree trunks; in colder regions, animal skins were laid underneath, mats were woven, blankets were woven or carpets were knotted.

Ceramic workshop at the Bauhaus in Dornburg

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Ceramic workshop at the Bauhaus in Dornburg

During our explorations in the Weimar and Jena region, we came across traces of the "Bauhaus" that is so well-known in architecture, but were then surprised to find an offshoot of this well-known training and further education center in Dornburg.

Wood carving - an encounter with wood art in Garnbach

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Wood carving - an encounter with wood art in Garnbach

We were on our way from Roßleben-Wiehe to the small street village of Garnbach in the Kyffhäuserkreis in Thuringia, which despite its only about 200 inhabitants has a certain degree of popularity, because, as we were told, this is a regional stronghold of the art of wood carving.

Soap bubbles - an ancient toy for young and old

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Soap bubbles - an ancient toy for young and old

Once again on the road in Erfurt, we not only had the surprisingly announced large-scale demonstration against increasing right-wing populism and the resulting violence on our screen

Friedensreich Hundertwasser - architect and environmentalist

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser - architect and environmentalist

As an impulsive opponent of the "straight line" and any standardization and typification in the environment, which is especially significant in his work in the field of architecture and construction, Friedensreich Hundertwasser distinguished itself by its imaginative vitality and individuality.

From Vienna to Wittenberg - Cranach followed call of money

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From Vienna to Wittenberg - Cranach followed the call of money

Lucas Cranach the Elder was one of the most important German painters, graphic artists and book printers of the Renaissance. Cranach, born in Franconia, had lived in Vienna for some time when the Wittenberg Elector Frederick the Wise brought the artist to the provincial town of Wittenberg.

Ahmet Arpad - People with Talking Eyes - Photographs

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Ahmet Arpad - People with Talking Eyes - Photographs

Already several years ago, we had written a small, first article about the photographs of Ahmet Arpad, which had been shown with his motto "Man-made landscapes" in Göppingen and Geislingen.

Kahla - Porcelain for everyone from the center of Porcelain

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Kahla - Porcelain for everyone from the center of Porcelain

After the first visit of the city center of Jena, we now wanted to see to the city of Kahla, which is considered not only as the center of porcelain from Thuringia, but also an interesting inner city as well as an imposing fortress in the immediate vicinity to the hike to as a destination.

Streetart Durres - dreary facades beautification?

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Streetart in Durres - beautification of dreary facades?

Who, dear readers, has not even discussed the topic of street art, graffiti or even the partial art form with pure facade smearing with friends or neighbors, so widespread has this phenomenon spread in recent decades.

Mosaics - Stone Arts in Zeugma, Edessa and Antioch

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Mosaics - Stone Arts in Ancient Greece and Roman Empire

Among the first mosaics in the Greek world are the so-called pebble mosaics, which consist of selected creek pebbles, often dominated by the colors black and white. A world-famous example of this is the mosaic showing Dionysus on a panther in the capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia (first Aigai then Pella) from the period 330-310 BC.

StreetArt in Vienna - beautify the gray of the highway pillars?

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StreetArt in Vienna - beautify the gray of the highway pillars?

Our explorations within the framework of the project work of a route to the south allows us to meet again and again with the work of the so-called street art or graffiti artists, which are often so controversially discussed.

Trade Fair Thessalonica - Special exhibition on recycling

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Trade Fair Thessalonica - Special exhibition on recycling

Although the composition of the individual fairs seemed somewhat surprising at first, the overall impression of the Thessalonica fair was getting more clear. The separate halls in the huge exhibition grounds under the radio tower played a considerable part in this.

Avanos Carpet Shop and Museum - Kilims and Silk

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Avanos Carpet Shop and Museum - Kilims and Silk Carpets

We went to the Avanos Carpet shop in order to obtain detailed information about the art of carpet weaving that during my school ages, I have woven in miniature and quite plain one and I remember how much time it requires.

Hand-woven Carpets - a traditional Turkish Art

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Hand-woven Carpets

Carpet weaving craft, whose miniature I had woven during my school time in a very simple way and I still remember how much time it had taken, has been able to maintain its existence until today.

Painter Halit Sahiner living in Gazipasa

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Painter Halit Sahiner living in Gazipasa

As we were on the roads for "Turkish style” subjects again, we came across with oil paintings hanged for exhibition purposes in the office of a construction company located in Gazipasa.

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