Kunst Haus, the drunk house

KunstHaus in Abensberg, Bavaria in Germany

KunstHaus in Abensberg, Germany, September 2014

Well, it doesn’t mean that in translation, but it seems sort of appropriate,  since right near it is a beer-brewery famous for its tower – a creation of the Austria artist Hundertwasser. KunstHaus is actually a tribute to him and his work, created by one of his pupils, Peter Pelikan. It has the flair of a witches house, and it looks as if the architect recreate a house from a childhood drawing. To me it seems alive, not only organic, but in full movement. I would love a whole town only with houses in this style.

Tatzelwurm

The Tatzelwurm bridge in Essing, Bavaria, Germany

 Essing, Germany, August 2014

Until 2006 it was Europe’s longest bridge made of wood, stretched across the Altmühl, a river in Bavaria. It’s name is “Tatzelwurm” – a mythical creature like a small dragon in native to Austria, Switzerland, and Southern Germany. Literally “tatzelwurm” means “worm or serpent with claws.”

The Huge Wheel of Time

Mill wheel made of wood at the Krabat-Mühle in Saxony, Germany

Krabat-Mühle, Germany, 2015

Seeing the wheels they had back them in the mills, it is understandable how humans came to the myth of the Time or the Fate having such a huge wheel spinning the threads of our lives and history on it. This wheel is part of the mill in Schwarzkollm, a little village in Saxony in Germany. Familiar or not with the fantasy novel by Otfried Preußler – Krabat – and the novel “Die schwarze Mühle“ by Jurij Brězan, this mill is said to be the place where all those described in the books took place. It is now a touristic attraction and there are still works done to develop the place even more.