Author: Felipe Tofani

The Only Statue of Lenin in London

The Only Statue of Lenin in London During my last time in London, I found a Lenin statue at the Islington Museum ; Not that many people know that London almost had a housing project named after Lenin. The building was designed by a Russian architect, Berthold Lubetkin, and it was supposed to be called Lenin Court. All of this happened in the early 1940s, but the naming idea didn’t last long. When the building was completed, in 1954, the Cold War has started, and Lenin Court didn’t become a reality. But the statue of Lenin that was part...

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Going Local in London with Michael Rozenblit on Fotostrasse

Michael Rozenblit is a 28 year old Australian, originally from Melbourne, but currently living in London. He moved to London about one year ago in order to make most of his EU citizenship before it was too late! Prior to living in London, he spent six months travelling through the Balkans and Eastern Europe which led to him starting the travel blog called The World Was Here First with his girlfriend, Maggie. They write about the great places they’ve travelled to as well as life living in London and how to experience the city like a local! Going Local...

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Going Local in San Diego with Tami Wilcox on Fotostrasse

Tami Wilcox have always loved to explore new places, but travel is the venue she uses to grow closer to her family. She’s a Mom to four grown kids and grandmother of six. Whether they’re traveling together or when she’s traveling to visit them, they share fun experiences and bonding time. Tami share her travel tips with everybody so you can save money and time, and travel more with your family! Read more about her trips at her blog: postcardsandpassports.com Going Local in San Diego with Tami Wilcox on Fotostrasse Balboa Park in San Diego Balboa Park is larger...

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Bierpinsel – Another Crazy Example of Architectural Brutalism in Berlin

A Visit to the Bierpinsel Another Crazy Example of Architectural Brutalism in Berlin ; The first time that I went to Steglitz was to visit a Primark since they only had one shop in Berlin and the shop was in this part of the city that I had never been before. That visit was 2012, and it was then that my obsession with the Bierpinsel started. That day was the first time that I had seen anything as weird looking as that building, and it was, also, my first contact with Architectural Brutalism. After that building, it was love...

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52 Places to See in Berlin: One for each week of the year

A few weeks ago I went to a bookstore to protect me from the rain that was getting intense. Inside there was an entire section with books about Berlin. Most of them with the same places to see in Berlin. Most of these places are common sense for travelers. Everybody knows them, and most of the books there didn’t even try to give any good reason to visit them. While I was browsing through these books, I realized that I have been to a lot of different places in Berlin and that, maybe, I should just write down my...

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Mäusenbunker: Exploring Berlin Architectural Brutalism in Lichterfelde

The Central Animal Laboratory of the Freie Universität, also known as the Mäusenbunker, is one of the best examples of Brutalist architecture in Berlin, and we visited the building at the end of December 2016 to see this strange looking building in the middle of Lichterfelde. It took us a while to find it, but once you see it, there is no way of ignoring it based on its monstrous appearance and the contrast with the area surrounding it. The first time we came across this building was on a Pinterest board about architecture. At that moment, we knew...

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The Only Place to Find a Lenin Statue in West-Berlin

If you want to find Lenin in West-Berlin, you will have to walk between trucks and factories in the industrial park south of Neukölln. It feels like Lenin is left out of the city but, somehow, I believe that he is in the right place. Far away from the tourists and close to the people who work in Berlin. This is the only statue of Lenin in West-Berlin, and it can be found in the parking lot of a transport company in an industrial park in Neukölln. The company is called Zapf Umzüge, and I’m still not sure about...

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These are our Top 5 Historical Places to Visit in Poznan, Poland

Before we went to Poznan for the first time, all the way back in 2014, we didn’t know much about the city. We did our research before visiting it but our vision of Poland was more focused on Warsaw than Poznan, and we realized our mistake when we started walking around the streets and seeing all the historical places to visit in Poznan. Poznan is considered by many people as the birthplace of the Polish nation and, because of that, it has more historical places than we could visit. Also, Poznan is one of the oldest cities in Poland,...

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