STROKE N°7 took place in Berlin, artists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Mexico, Spain and many more countries around the world joined their forces to represent Urban Art as an emerging global postmodern art development without any attitudes or academic prejudices. From painting to streetart, graffiti, illustration or photography the URBAN ART FAIR represented finest in Urban Art.
The young international art scene came to Berlin to celebrate the capitals reputation as electric breeding ground for young emerging art and its corresponding lifestyle. New this year, ANIMAX and URBAN ART FAIR cooperated and brought the aesthetics of anime “on stage” during the fair.
During the last week, the World Press Photo organization held an exhibition at Berlin’s S-Bahn Station Friedrichstraße, showing the winners of the World Press Photo Award 2011.
World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Founded in 1955 the organization is known for holding the world’s largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest.
The Exhibition contained over 100 pictures from all over the world, events that happened in 2010. A complete Gallery with all pictures can be found at www.worldpressphoto.org, some of these pictures may not be suitable for children’s eyes.
On my way through the western part of Germany, I discovered an abandoned British military airbase in Weeze, a village in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Part of it is now used as a civilian airport and you can see the old military buildings if you drive the road from the big “Welcome” sign to the airfield. The old British RAF Laarbruch military base, was well placed along the Netherlands border into which the Soldier could flee if something unexpected happened.
Even some old military weapons were placed as a reminder for the Cold War days, or they were just forgotten, who knows.
As I mentioned before on twitter, during the last 4 days I was on a trip to visit some relatives in the Netherlands/Holland. I stayed in a Hotel in a small village called Grieth, 10 minutes away from the Border to Nijmegen/Holland.
The hotel was an old restored castle and the interior decoration in some rooms was decorated like in medieval times. Here are some pictures I took during these days.