Monday, 25 July 2011

Axis of remembrance*

I am leaving Berlin for Hamburg this afternoon.  I'll finish my Berlin chapter on a more sombre note.  I visited Daniel Libeskind's Jüdisches Museum (Jewish Museum) yesterday and Peter Eisenman's Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas (Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe or Holocaust Memorial) this morning.

Libeskind's 2001 Jüdisches Museum, Berlin:

Eisenman's 2005 Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, Berlin:

It was a grey day when I trod the wavering ground of the memorial this morning.

* Axis of Exile, Axis of Holocaust and Axis of Continuation are the three major axes in the design of Jüdisches Museum

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