austrian artist manfred kielnhofer’s lifesize glowing time guardians watching over Berlin
seriously one of the coolest installations ever . they travel the world materializing for a single night at various historically and culturally salient sites as badass and slightly creepy figures of observation, memory, and preservation of knowledge
On June 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech that electrified a crowd gathered in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. As he paid tribute to the spirit of Berliners and to their quest for freedom, the crowd roared with approval upon hearing the the President’s dramatic pronouncement, “Ich bin ein Berliner” (I am a Berliner).
President Kennedy used this handwritten note card while delivering his speech. On it, he phonetically spelled German phrases from his speech, including “Ish bin ein Bearleener.” Read More
Infectious Happiness of the Day: Social experiment aboard a Berlin U-Bahn train: One passenger starts laughing, ostensibly at something she sees on her smartphone. Soon, the entire car is rollicking like a bunch of carefree children.
Then, just like that, you are too.