German car maker Volkswagen started a new campaign to promote their new upcoming electronic car line e-mobility. The Event was hosted in several cities across Europe, including London, Paris and Berlin, at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport.
Visitors had the opportunity to inform themselves about the new electronic system, get a first view of the new models and even test-drive them on the large abandoned airfield.
Liam Neeson and director Olivier Megaton were attending today’s Taken 2 (ger: 96 Hours – Taken 2) German Premiere in Berlin, this time at the Kulturbrauerei (Culture Brewery) in Prenzlauer Berg.
The Movie plays in Istanbul where CIA operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter in Paris. The Movie is therefor a sequel of the in 2008 released movie Taken and will be released in Germany on October 11th, 2012.
The World Premiere of the movie Bel Ami was held today at the Berlinale Palast – Potsdamer Platz as part of this year’s International Film Festival in Berlin. The story of Bel Ami chronicles journalist Georges Duroy’s corrupt rise to power from a poor ex-NCO to one of the most successful men in Paris, most of which he achieves by manipulating a series of powerful, intelligent, and wealthy mistresses.
Robert Pattinson, who plays the role of the main character “Georges Duroy”, as well as his Co-Stars Christina Ricci and Holliday Grainger walked the red carpet while giving autographs and taking pictures with their fans. Sadly, Uma Thurman canceled her flight this morning, she had an appointment for the new US-Series Smash and wasn’t able to attend today’s special event.
Berlin, Pariser Platz, 27°C, a small helicopter is hovering above the Brandenburg Gate, suddenly a group of GSG9 Special Forces is jumping out of the helicopter, attached with a parachute and a smoke flare gun. Thousand of tourists waiting for them to land in the middle of the Pariser Platz right in front of the Brandenburg Gate.
The Berlin Federal Police celebrated its 60th Anniversary yesterday on August 20th 2011, with a big street festival and the GSG9 paratroopers as a special event.
Fascinating and informative, BODY WORLDS “Körperwelten” is back in Berlin with its newest exhibition, “The Story of a Heart”. More than 32 million people have seen this exhibition so far, featuring a unique collection of over 200 authentic human specimens including whole-body plastinates, organs and translucent body slices.
The BODY WORLDS exhibitions are first-of-their-kind exhibitions through which visitors learn about anatomy, physiology, and health by viewing real human bodies, using an extraordinary process called Plastination a groundbreaking method for specimen preservation invented by Dr. von Hagens in 1977.
The exhibition was held till the 14th of August 2011 at Postbahnhof / Berlin Ostbahnhof, Straße der Pariser Kommune 8.
Three pieces of the Berlin Wall were placed in front of the famous Paris Bar in Berlin’s district Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.
The Paris Bar is a place where artists, writers, journalist and film stars typically congregate and where Iggy Pop once gave a Rolling Stone journalist a blitzed interview that ended with him rolling around on the sidewalk out front. The French bistro has been a local favorite since it cheered up the postwar years in dismal bombed-out Berlin.
The pieces, each 3,60 meters high and 1,20 meters wide, were designed by the owner himself, of course, the owner of the Paris Bar, not the Berlin Wall.
It’s time for another Street Art and this one is special. Turmkunst 2010 or Art Monument 2010 is a project of 4 international artists, Flying Förtress (Hamburg, Germany), Honet (Paris, France), Sozyone (Alicante, Spain) and Craig KR Costello (New York, USA). During April, Turmkunst 2010 will be Europe’s most spectacular open air gallery, with 2000m², 46 m above the streets of Berlin.
The big red monument called Bierpinsel (eng. Beer Brush) is a 46m high tower in the Steglitz district of Berlin and was build from 1972 to 1976. The Building has three floors usually equipped with restaurants and a night club. After it was closed in April 2006, the new owner wants to rebuild the complete area with a new entrance building. But before that, four international artists will commence work on the most complex canvass Europe has to offer.
Tomorrow is a big day, the City of Berlin will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
For that reason, the big East Side Gallery was repaired and repainted. The Berlin Wall East Side Gallery is a 1.3km-long section of the wall near the center of Berlin. Approximately 106 paintings by artists from all over the world cover this memorial for freedom and make it the largest open air gallery in the world.
The Gallery tells with its pictures the story of Berlin and Germany’s history. Many artists were invited to repaint their pictures which were created about twenty years ago. The paintings and the wall were in an extremely deteriorated condition through weather, air pollution, vandalistic collectors, and simply time.
The East Side Gallery is located near the Ostbahnhof.
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.