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I lived in Berlin for 6 months and thought the Pergamon was the most beautiful mseum – although strangely not the Classical stuff but the Islamic art and architecture on the top floor. These photos are beautiful and really capture the art of looking – I mean properly peering – at works of art until the rest of the world sort of melts away because you’re concentrating too hard. If you’re not too worried about copyright I’d love to feature one of them on my blog with a link back to your post? EG
Thanks for the kind words. I think it takes a few visits to get beyond the mind-blowing scale of it all and be able to look closely, but that’s what we were going for.
Apparently now there’s some kind of panoramic video recreation of the place the (classical) stuff came from – not seen it yet but it’s supposed to be amazing.
Did you want to publish on artforage? For some reason that link’s not working – please provide a link so I can see where our photos are going.
Thanks for the interest!
[…] to Berlin: the Kupferstichkabinett (prints and drawings), the Pergamonmuseum (twice, including this visit), Hamburger Bahnhof (also twice!), the Neue Nationalgalerie (bunch of Dix!) and now the Altes […]
I remember going to the pergamon museum when i was in berlin, but a day in there was definitely not enough! You’ve captured these details and moments so beautifully, it does so much more in bringing us back there!
Thanks Jo! I do indeed love your blog/pics!:)
James, they ARE beautiful – you can tell Zoe!
I have popped over here before but didn’t come across these.
Thanks for your nice comment (I must get that camera out again).
Thanks Jo – I’ve told Zoë, well she approved your comment… anyway she was chuffed! And I sent her to your blog, which she now loves too. We can’t wait to see more photos!
That toenail! It’s great to see close-up where I would have gone for large — now you’ve inspired me to do the same when next museuming.
It was our second time at the Pergamon (had parents in tow), so we wanted to see the place in a new light. Once we started really looking at the textures and details… before we knew it we had hundreds of photos on our hands!