April 1, 2014
Berlin, Germany
Swiss singer Beatrice Egli kisses her Echo award during the 2014 Echo Music Awards (via Telegraph)

Berlin, Germany

Swiss singer Beatrice Egli kisses her Echo award during the 2014 Echo Music Awards (via Telegraph)

March 29, 2014
Berlin, Germany
Dancers of the Staatsballett ballet ensemble perform ‘Namouna’, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, during a dress rehearsal at the Schiller theatre  (via Telegraph)

Berlin, Germany

Dancers of the Staatsballett ballet ensemble perform ‘Namouna’, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, during a dress rehearsal at the Schiller theatre  (via Telegraph)

March 15, 2014

Ride an Elevator Inside an Aquarium: Radisson Blu’s Aquadom in Germany

The Aquadom is a 25-meter tall cylindrical aquarium found in the lobby of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin, Germany. It is known to be the largest free-standing aquarium in the world. But besides this, the Aquadom also has an elevator that operates at its center, giving its passengers a unique experience of scaling the underwater paradise enclosed in the 1 million-liter tank.

Managed by the Sea Life Berlin Aquarium just next door to the hotel, the Aquadom has 1,500 free swimming tropical fish of 56 species and miniature coral reefs at the base, all regularly taken care of by full-time scuba divers. Guests riding the elevator (maximum capacity: 48) can travel all the way up to a viewing platform just underneath the glass roof of the hotel, from which they can view the spectacular sea life as well as the luxurious hotel atrium from above. The aquarium also filters the light coming from above, projecting calm blue waves and ripples onto the hotel walls. (via When On Earth)

February 11, 2014
Berlin, Germany
Swimmers with a rainbow umbrella attend the annual ice carnival of the winter swimming club Berliner Seehunde (Berlin Seals) at Oranke Lake (via Big Picture)

Berlin, Germany

Swimmers with a rainbow umbrella attend the annual ice carnival of the winter swimming club Berliner Seehunde (Berlin Seals) at Oranke Lake (via Big Picture)

January 20, 2014
Berlin, Germany
A protester wears a chicken mask during a demonstration against GM food (via Guardian)

Berlin, Germany

A protester wears a chicken mask during a demonstration against GM food (via Guardian)

January 15, 2014
Berlin, Germany
A disguised guest arrives for the Lena Hoschek show during fashion week (via Guardian)

Berlin, Germany

A disguised guest arrives for the Lena Hoschek show during fashion week (via Guardian)

January 8, 2014
Berlin, Germany
Chancellor Angela Merkel stands with the aid of crutches as she meets carols singers during a reception at the chancellery in Berlin. Merkel fractured her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident in Switzerland over the Christmas holidays. (via Guardian)

Berlin, Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel stands with the aid of crutches as she meets carols singers during a reception at the chancellery in Berlin. Merkel fractured her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident in Switzerland over the Christmas holidays. (via Guardian)

January 3, 2014
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Berlin, Germany | Michael Harnish

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January 2, 2014
Berlin, Germany
A man takes part in the annual New Year’s Day swim in Oranke Lake (via Telegraph)

Berlin, Germany

A man takes part in the annual New Year’s Day swim in Oranke Lake (via Telegraph)

December 31, 2013
Germany: Bundestag Collection ‘Includes Stolen Art’
Art stolen by the Nazis has been found in the collection of Germany’s parliament the Bundestag - at least one work came via the Gurlitt family of Munich, where a stash of famous paintings were found last year.
The 1905 Georg Waltenberger oil painting “Chancellor Bülow speaks in the Reichstag” is one of the works concerned, a spokesman for the Bundestag president confirmed to the Bild newspaper.
The art advisory council of the Bundestag identified this, and a chalk lithograph called “A street in Königsberg” by Lovis Corinth in 1918, as having been stolen, or sold under duress.
The second work is said to have come from the Gurlitt collection - a significant share of which was found in the Munich flat in February 2012 of Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi art dealer, and confiscated by authorities.
His father Hildebrand Gurlitt was an art dealer tasked by Adolf Hitler to buy up so-called degenerate art from across the country and sell it abroad to rid the Reich of its bad influence - and to earn hard currency. The art he sold came from individuals and museums.
After the war Gurlitt said his collection had been destroyed, but more than 1,000 works of art were confiscated from the flat of his son Cornelius earlier this year. Many are the subject of restitution claims.
Four years ago the Bundestag had to return the Franz von Lenbach painting “Bismarck with a floppy hat” after the heirs of Nazi victims proved it had been stolen.
An art historian has been working on the orders of the Bundestag art advisory council to check the provenance of the parliamentary art collection of around 4,000 works. (via The Local)

Germany: Bundestag Collection ‘Includes Stolen Art’

Art stolen by the Nazis has been found in the collection of Germany’s parliament the Bundestag - at least one work came via the Gurlitt family of Munich, where a stash of famous paintings were found last year.

The 1905 Georg Waltenberger oil painting “Chancellor Bülow speaks in the Reichstag” is one of the works concerned, a spokesman for the Bundestag president confirmed to the Bild newspaper.

The art advisory council of the Bundestag identified this, and a chalk lithograph called “A street in Königsberg” by Lovis Corinth in 1918, as having been stolen, or sold under duress.

The second work is said to have come from the Gurlitt collection - a significant share of which was found in the Munich flat in February 2012 of Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi art dealer, and confiscated by authorities.

His father Hildebrand Gurlitt was an art dealer tasked by Adolf Hitler to buy up so-called degenerate art from across the country and sell it abroad to rid the Reich of its bad influence - and to earn hard currency. The art he sold came from individuals and museums.

After the war Gurlitt said his collection had been destroyed, but more than 1,000 works of art were confiscated from the flat of his son Cornelius earlier this year. Many are the subject of restitution claims.

Four years ago the Bundestag had to return the Franz von Lenbach painting “Bismarck with a floppy hat” after the heirs of Nazi victims proved it had been stolen.

An art historian has been working on the orders of the Bundestag art advisory council to check the provenance of the parliamentary art collection of around 4,000 works. (via The Local)

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