Author: Felipe Tofani

Typopassage Vienna, a designer’s paradise

We went to the Typopassage Vienna when we visited the city back in August. The place is also called the Micro Museum for the Design of and with Typography and we can easily say it was the greatest micro museum we have ever been to. Visiting the Typopassage Vienna As a designer, it is easy for me to say that most people take typography for granted as one of the most important cultural media of our world. If you think about it, this should be more than enough reason to devote a museum to typography. Under the direction of Erwin...

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Garten der Welt: Gardens of the World in Berlin

It was quite a surprise for us when we discovered that Marzahn-Hellersdorf is one of greenest areas of Berlin. And it was a even bigger surprise when we found out about the Garten der Welt with theme gardens from the Orient, Asia and Europe. We visited the Gardens of the World back in late april for the Cherry Blossom Festival in the Garten der Welt and we just remembered about it now. Garten der Welt History Marzahn Recreational Park, the Erholungspark Marzahn in german, is the original name from the park that opened to the public in 1987, when Berlin was still split in...

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Our Week in Finland: Porvoo and Helsinki

The first time I thought about coming to Finland was more than 10 years ago when I was watching a travel show about this beautiful country. All I can remember now is how green everything looked like and how beautiful Helsinki was. Fast forward a few years and here I am. This is our first time in Finland, the country of Hevisaurus, and we are going to explore two places this time. First, we are going to spend a few days at the Travel House Porvoo seeing everything that this small city has to offer. And, by what we saw here...

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My Weekend Walking from Berlin to Poland

On the first weekend of september 2013, I decided to do what I had been planning for a few months. Most of the people that heard me talking about that considered this idea to be really foolish but I had to try it. And that weekend will be always on my mind as the weekend I walked from Berlin to Poland. Even though I had planned this short and weird trip, most of the things you are going to read here are proof of my naiveté and the fact that I never traveled by foot before. So, I may...

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Exploring Poznan: Park Cytadela

Once we decided to spend a few days in Poznan, I started researching what would I want to do there. The first thing that popped on my radar was the Park Cytadela. This large park stands where the Fort Winiary used to be. This fort was Festung Posen’s main structure and this is where things start to be historically interesting for me. Park Cytadela is huge and you can find a military museum, some military cemeteries, remains of the old fortifications, a rose garden sculptures and lots of open spaces an walkways where you can enjoy the sun. We...

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Schwerbelastungskorper: A Visit to the Concrete Monster

A concrete cylinder shouldn’t on anyone’s list of thing to do in Berlin. But the Schwerbelastungskorper is more than just a slab of concrete and a really scary german name. The Schwerbelastungskörper is one of the few structures that survived to tell the story of Welthauptstadt Germania, the capital of the new german world that never survived the Second World War. I don’t remember when I found out about this place but I remember the feeling I had in the back of my mind the first time I saw it. It took me a while to visit the place and...

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What to do in Dresden: Visiting the Frauenkirche

The Dresden Frauenkirche was built in the 18th century and it was one of the many structures destroyed during the bombing of Dresden during the end of World War II. The church you see today in the middle of Dresden is a new church built with the remains of what survived the war. We were there on a sunday afternoon and climbed all the way to the top to see the view from the top of Dresden during sunset. This is something everybody going to Dresden should do. It costed less than €10 and it was more than worth it...

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Exploring the Abandoned SS Brotfabrik in Oranienburg

The SS Brotfabrik was part of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and, from 1941 until 1991, it worked as a full time bakery. And, today, you can visit the place, kind of. I was there on a early evening after work and took this pictures while the sun was setting. It is always a weird feeling when you go exploring a place like this completely alone. Every noise hits you as something is about to happen. Every crack in the floor told me something was about to break down. But nothing happen and I’m glad for that. Even though the wind and...

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