Mittwoch, 8. Mai 2019

Interesting views to sketch - Stuttgart Sketchbook

I'm contemplating a career change to car designer! Definitely potential!

In the olden days...

Diesel truck

Random sculpture from outside the Kunstmuseum.

Dienstag, 7. Mai 2019

Impressions from Stuttgart

Take a ride on the rack railway up to Degerloch from Marienplatz. A wonderfully old-skool experience and you get a top view from the hills.

Enjoy a lactose-free, vegan refreshment or

Cappuccino and croissant

and art.

There's always something going on at Schlossplatz.

Interesting architecture at the Kunstmuseum.

Montag, 6. Mai 2019

Bauhaus architecture in Stuttgart

In Stuttgart I also visited the Weissenhof estate, an estate designed by Bauhaus architect Le Corbusier.

One of the buildings houses the museum and the others are still inhabited. I found it fascinating to walk through the building and see the furniture. The Bauhaus people had a thing about multitasking furniture. For example the bed, that slides into the cupboard when not in use or a sliding door to divide a room.

How wonderful that people live in those buildings. 

Donnerstag, 2. Mai 2019

Mercedes-Benz-Museum Stuttgart

I love a good museum – that‘s a fact. Even more so when they built an outstanding shell for it. So when I planned this trip to Stuttgart, I knew, I had to come and see the Mercedes-Benz-Museums.

It‘s a must for every connoisseur of contemporary architecture and car buff. Unfortunately the guided architecture tour was cancelled, but check out the website before you come.

The ticket is 10 € but well worth it. Alone the entrance hall left me open-mouthed. Like in a scifi film  silvery capsules are swishing up and down eight floors.

The exhibition documents the history of the automobile from 1886 to now, so no surprises there, but it‘s done in style and no exspense was spared.

Of course, the sketchbook came along for the ride.

Crash test dummies, hold on tight!

Sonntag, 31. März 2019

Munich Museums

I feel very lucky to live in a place where's such a great variety of museums for me to choose from.

On Sundays, the Pinakotheken (Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne, Sammlung Brandhorst and Sammlung Schack) are yours for 1€ each. Apart from Sammlung Schack they're all situated in walking distance.
Mind you, it can get very busy on Sundays especially on rainy days so I usually head there on a sunny Sunday.

Last Sunday I returned to see the Alex Katz exhibition at Sammlung Brandhorst. I love his large-scale canvases.

gets you in the mood for spring

This is my favorite. Like a holiday snapshot with the boats in the background.

facade of Sammlung Brandhorst en route to Pinakothek der Moderne

After a restorative cappuccino I headed towards the Pinakothek der Moderne.

the "Futuro" outside

The Design exhibition.

The joys of a quiet exhibition on a sunny Sunday morning. 

The cafeteria space, everyone's sitting outside enjoying the sunshine.

Sonntag, 10. März 2019

Wednesday Sketchclub Update

I'm sure, you all have been wondering what's been happening at the Wednesday Sketchclub. With the exception of a short break on my side, due to the mother of all colds, we are still going strong.

The Gasteig, Munichs cultural center and home to the Philharmonic Orchestra, is a favorite haunt of ours. It's warm and dry, there are exhibitions, a bar, toilets and Munichs biggest public library.

The Bami House is a colorful, little Vietnamese restaurant with good food and good views. Like an indoor street market.

One night we even went into the Theatinerkirche. It was tranquil bur freezing.

The cafe Marais is an amazing French cafe in a former haberdashery shop with all the old fittings and  still lots of treasures to buy.