These days, you can see a lot of advertisements which were inspired by popular things from the internet. In this case, the Messe Berlin used a famous pear called LOLWUT which is a combination of lol and wut, a corruption of what, popularised on the Internet by a picture called The Biting Pear of Salamanca, modified to include the phrase and posted to various message boards, used to express a combination of confusion, amusement and/or disbelief, usually in response to something bizarre or outrageous…
…to announce the upcoming Internationale Grüne Woche, or International Green Week short IGW.
The Grüne Woche is a one-of-a-kind international exhibition for the food, agricultural, and horticultural industries. Producers from all over the world use the IGW to test-market food and luxury items and establish a brand image. It will take place for the 75th time in early 2010.
After the Big Giant and the Little Giantess woke up this morning in the Pariser Platz and passed the Brandenburg Gate in front of an enthusiastic crowd of onlookers, they are now strolling along the Straße des 17. Juni, happily reunited.
To send its giants off on their travels, Royal de Luxe needs skill, flair and organization. Otherwise the two giants, 15 meters and 7.5 meters tall respectively, would not move. Both marionettes are supported by vehicles which enable their massive bodies to walk through the streets. The giants move in an unbelievably lifelike way, as if by magic, but it takes 30 “Lilliputians” (actors) just to bring the 2.5-ton Big Giant to life. Though lighter than her uncle, the Little Giantess also weighs in at no less than 800 kg. The bodies of both giants are works of art, made of steel, lime wood and poplar wood.
Just to give an idea of their dimensions: the Big Giant has a European shoe size of 237, and the Little Giantess’s wig was made out of 50 horses’ tails. It takes an enormous effort to make these marionettes look human – a work of art far beyond the grounds of technical feasibility alone.
Now, after 3 Days of hard work, the Giants and their court are finally back in France, they left Berlin by water on their big boat.
Today on Reunification Day in Berlin, the Deep Sea Diver appeared out of the Humboldtbecken near the Hauptbahnhof.
Surrounded by enthusiastic spectators, this deep sea diver dripping with water has set off across the Moltke Bridge and through the government quarter in search of his niece.
Uncle and niece are searching each other, walking though the western and eastern part of Berlin. They got separated many years ago and maybe, they will find each other today.
A giant’s tale, narrated by Royal de Luxe,
during the next 3 days, the City of Berlin will be the stage for a “giant” open-air theatre spectacle.
“She’s here at last! Sleepy and confused, the Little Giantess opened her eyes this morning alongside her ocean-going boat in front of the Rotes Rathaus to see many sets of eyes staring at her.”
The fairy tale for Berlin begins, the story about losing and finding relatives was only written for Berlin by Jean Luc Courcoult, related to the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Today the Little Giantess will investigate the surrounding area of the Rotes Rathaus, from the Bebelplatz as far as the Gendarmenmarkt and the Lustgarten with wide-eyed curiosity.
Sometimes, a simple sand castle isn’t enough.
“City of the Future” – Yesterday, the 2. United Sand Festival, Germany’s biggest and most established sand sculpture festival came to its end. Over 2,000 tons of sand were used to create 18 fragile sculptures of up to 8 metres in height. They all were made by the best sand artists of the world.
Here are some pictures from the most interesting sculptures of the festival:
There is always something interesting going on in front of the Brandenburg Gate. Yesterday, I saw a Stormtrooper, standing around, watching the crowds. It’s not quite clear what he was up to, because as I asked him, he only gave me the answer “move along citizen, there’s nothing to see here”.
Maybe he is a fan of the famous Tokyo Dance Trooper, maybe the Imperial Invasion is near, who knows.
Yesterday I discovered something really cool, have you ever wondered, whats happening with your old motorbike or auto? Well, here is your answer,
creatures made of steel, 400kg weighty and about 2 metres talls. It takes 2 month and one thousand parts from recycled motorbikes to create such a Statue.
As a tribute to Michael Jackson, a Berlin shopping mall created a 5 metre high sand sculpture of the King of Pop, the biggest indoor sand sculpture of the world.
Over 200 tons of sand were used to create this huge battleship of art. Battleship? Well yes, it really looks like a battleship, the King of Pop himself stands in the middle, surrounded by some of the most important events of his life.
The whole project was sponsored by a couple of german companies and the sculpture will be available to the public for at least one year.
Artists from all across the world have come together to change an abandoned swimming bath into a house of art. All 3 floors of the famous City-Bath in Berlin’s district Wedding were painted and decorated.