Bureaucratic reflections


Most people either love or hate the Bundeskanzleramt buildings in the Regierungsviertel - there doesn't seem to be an in between. Whatever your stand on modern architecture, you have to admit, all that glass makes for some fantastic reflections. On the right you can see the building known fondly to Berliners as The Washing Machine (a European, front-loader, of course) and just take a look at that lovely blue sky with a few puffy clouds. A perfect summer scene! For more reflective scenes like this, take a look at Weekend Reflections.

It's Friday again. Once again, I am hoping to hear back from my latest interview either today or Monday. Keep the fingers crossed and thumbs held for me. The weather is supposed to be cold and rainy again this weekend, but I've got at least one round of golf scheduled anyway. Do you have any big plans? Something fun on the agenda?

27 comments:

  1. Great reflection, almost mirror like

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  2. A piece of the city reflected in the glass, beautiful !
    A like also those "very very small people" :)

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  3. The "washing machine"! :-)

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  4. I remember that the Jakob Mierscheid Footbridge (dedicated to an imaginary politician) is part of the building...

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  5. fingers crossed for you! i like the 'washing machine'. :)

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  6. I may not be fond of all modern architecture, but I am always interested in seeing the new and/or unusual designs. Any building that includes lots of light gets a nod of approval from me. Love the washing machine description of the one building. Week-end plans? We have an annual, free, jazz festival planned and hope that it don't rain. Dr. John is one of the featured musicians tomorrow and I am animus to see and hear him! Still hoping that you get the job you want!!

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  7. There must be a clean windows.
    Nice reflections.

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  8. you can see how huge this place is with the little ant people out front! love the reflections! i hope you hear back today so you don't have to wait out the whole weekend wondering!

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  9. I love glass so this looks especially super to me.

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  10. Love all the reflections! And actually, I in-between! :) Good luck with the job!

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  11. The reflection works very well indeed!

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  12. These glass facades are perfect for reflections.

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  13. That's a great shot! I Like the building.
    Cold and rainy here this weekend too! The Pride parade is Sunday so they will be cold.

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  14. Great reflections especially the washing machine part..enjoy your golf..

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  15. Keeping my thoughts on your job front, Hal. Gorgeous reflections! :)

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  16. It sure does provide clear reflections. (And I am confident you will get the job . . . I hope it is one you want.)

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  17. There is another side to this, though. From the inside, these big glass walls dissolve the border with the outside. It an idea pioneered by the German architect Mies van der Rohe.

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    1. And never use green as color inside because you see it all everywhere outside already through those big glass surfaces. ( Bauhaus principle).

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  18. Glass buildings are perfect reflectors. Lovely sunny scene reflected in your photo. Best of luck with the job.

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  19. Fabulous reflections in the windows. Have a lovely weekend.

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  20. I don't mind it. Queen woz "ere a couple of days ago, wasn't she?!

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  21. There's a lot going on here. Something for everyone? Going to see the musical "Sister Act".

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  22. So much to see on that glass wall!

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  23. Wonderful reflections! What a HUGE glass wall! I'd probably like this building in person.
    Fingers are still crossed here!

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  24. Personally I love the reflections here. :-)

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