Archive for December, 2011

Turmhotel: impressions of a dying building

Monday, December 12th, 2011 | Activities, Photography | 5 Comments

The Turmhotel has been around for as long as I can remember. I heard stories of the cinema (Metropolis?) that stood here before. Fun fact: the same guy who blew up the old cinema in 19xx (help needed) is responsible for blowing up the Turmhotel on December 18th this year.

Here are some impressions of the building a few days before its planned destruction. Black and white high-contrast images to emphasize the abuse the bulldozers did already. It’s spooky to see the violated remains of a building that once hosted a vivid shopping centre and – of course – the infamous hotel. Even though it is considered an unsightly building it’s still the landmark that represented the centre of town for decades. I will miss it.

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Official announcement: midlife crisis

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 | Misc | No Comments

Yesterday I had lunch with my wife and talked to her about how the things I do on a daily basis seem to make (no) sense, and that people should dare to do what they really want more often than what they think other people expect of them. Looked like a bad case of the Mondays, but it felt like my (first) midlife crisis to me! 😯

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