From April to October 2013, Pinakothek der Moderne had to close for renovation. During that time, a temporary exhibition space called Schaustelle was erected. Here is my take on the construction:
After being closed for several months of renovation – strange for an almost new building – the Pinakothek der Moderne is open again and still has its Sunday admission of 1€. Reason enough to revisit my favourite spot for high-key photography. The following pictures are almost unedited, cropped photos taken with
light overexposure. Like usual, they have 1920×1080 (aka 1080p or FullHD) resolution. Enjoy!
Once in a while it is good to have the camera with me nearly all the time: one day I rode back home in the evening and passed by a sports field which was illuminated. The sun just had set behind the horizon and the sky was still in a dark blue colour. The yellowish illumination combined with the bright green grass and the blue sky made me think of Michael Mann’s films Heat, Miami Vice or Collateral which all feature footage in the same colourful style. Later that evening I took a picture of another bicycle rider in the park and a train arriving at the central train station. The last picture was spontaneously taken at the Pinakothek der Moderne.
5 more photos of the Technical University Munich. (The first can be found in this post.) This time I visited empty lecture rooms and tried to capture their… erm… special atmosphere. The university’s rooftop has turned into a construction site which will last until 2010.
Yesterday I visited the Streetlife Festival in Munich which takes place since the year 2000 and is located prominently right on Leopolstraße between Münchner Freiheit and Odeonsplatz. Its main idea is to inform people about means of transportation which can replace use of cars in cities. In addition to that, other non-profit organisations present themselves and their work. Artists perform music, theatre or dance and make it fun to just walk along the whole area which is about 1.5 km long.
Recently I visited the Museum Brandhorst which had opened on 21 May 2009. It features modern paintings, sculptures and video installations. These works are presented in an astonishing building which not only looks good but is also built with respect to energy efficiency. Sadly I can only show you pictures from the outside here.
Read on for more details and links to spectacular panoramic views of the interior. Continue reading “Museum Brandhorst”
I really like Munich. It has everything a metropolis has to offer yet succeeded in not becoming grey and dusty. Many festivals are organised every year like the Tollwood in the Olympic Park, which is held in summer and winter. Then there is the lovely old town featuring Marienplatz, the Frauenkirche and the big market place called Viktualienmarkt. Then there are several renowned museums like the three art galleries Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek and Pinakothek der Moderne, each of them covering a period of art history. My personal favourite is the last one; its architecture is a pleasure to watch and photograph every time I visit it.
Time to publish some photos from my university in Munich. While I think the interior of the building 9 (the cool building on the left of the nightly photo) is crime, I quite like the university itself. About two years ago, the place in front of the northern building N1 (fourth photo) got new trees and become quite comfortable, given its location next to a busy street.