The Jewish Museum (Summer in Berlin I)

Berlin has changed a lot since the wall came down in 1989. Most notably the constricted architecture from before finds its counterpoint in buildings that show a liberated sense of what can be done with space.

One of my favorites is the Libeskind addition to the Jewish Museum from 2001.

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You can only enter it underground and are confronted immediately with long and slanted corridors.

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I felt the natural way to photograph this is by slanting the camera as well. There is a lot of narrow vertical space,

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admitting just enough light so that we don’t feel claustrophobic.

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Then there are the Voids, most of them inaccessible, but present through views and gaps in our perception.

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We lose the distinction of being inside or outside, but we learn that is us who create the space around us.

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