Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Pic(k) of the week 7: Stairway to heaven - Academy of Fine Arts Munich
Having an Architect in the family (my wife is one...) surely has developed my appreciation for good Architecture. The last 5 years, we have spend the first day of our yearly ski-holiday, in the Bavarian capital, Munich. Having the afternoon to explore part of the city, I left it to her to come up with a few interesting places to visit. Just like every year, she did not disappoint!
Our first stop was an off the beaten track contemporary church, built in 2000. A few images of this beautiful mix of glass and wood structure, called "Herz-Jesu Kirche", can be found here.
Using the U-bahn (metro/subway), I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of some of the stations. This is surely something, I will try to photograph more extensively in 2013!
Before dinner, we stopped at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts, which just happened to have an open door, the night we were there. Next to its 19th century Venetian Renaissance wings, the complex also has a brand new Modern wing.
The image above, of one of the spiral staircases shot from below, makes for an interesting perspective.
FujiFilm X-E1 (Sexy-1) with the 18-55
ISO1600, 33mm, f5.6, 1/20s
RAW development in Lightroom 4.3
SilverEfex for Black and White conversion
Please take your time to visit my complete Munich photo gallery.
Remember; "An escalator can never break, it can only become stairs" - Mitch Hedberg