In which Ian tries the water from the thermal springs in Karlovy Vary:
When we were in Paris, the Pompidou had a Le Corbosier exhibit. One of the things he was big on was the Modulor. Basically it’s some golden ratio driven hooey about how much space a person takes up. Disturbingly, many of his renderings of this concept feature lumpy crab-human hybrids in psychadellic compositions.
When we heard there was an Anonymous themed bar making solid drinks in Prague, we knew we had to go.
This was on display at the MOCAK contemporary art museum in Krakow. Apparently it was done with cooperation from Lego.
The holocaust is such a hard thing to understand on a personal level; the scale is just too big. Different approaches can help make the problem relatable for different people. The combination of mass produced children’s toys and assembly-line genocide was surprisingly powerful to me.
There are a lot of pictures I’ve earmarked for blog posts that just don’t have enough meat to stand on their own. Here’s a photo dump of quirky things we’ve seen across our trip.
Water Bus – Budapest
Pretty sure a strong wind would blow this thing on its side. It looks amazing though. (more…)
Visiting the thermal baths is one of those things you have to do in Budapest. There are countless spas to choose from, and swayed by its pretty yellow buildings, we chose Széchenyi. Also, it’s the largest medicinal bath in Europe, so there’s that. (more…)