Pleading guilty

of looting and damaging a work of art or two 😉

Kiel Week is over and the huge playground Spiellinie on the slopes of Krusenkoppel is closed. So this morning I armed myself with some bags and a pair of scissors to go treasure hunting. I waited about half an hour in the queue, and after paying donating a small sum I got a little piece of paper stating the things I was entitled to plunder. Sadly, the hand made paper had all been used up in making rayfish, but five of the blue jellyfish went into my first bag. Then I gave the giant sea snake a shave and snipped a couple of strips from the seaweed. – After washing and ironing I’ll make the strips into new works of art.

Below are some pictures from my visit yesterday (Sunday) – this year’s motto was Wasser, Wind und Wellenwesen (water, wind and wave beings). The activities for the children include painting, weaving, paper making and building sculptures from mud and straw, they can listen to storytellers and become mud people in the mud bath, hammer boards to wooden castles or pirate ships, among lots more.

Waiting for the wrecking ball

wooli01former Woolworth building on Berliner Platz (Berlin Square)

I used to work there at a lawyer’s office for a couple of years at the place where the branch covers the windows. This building is only 22 years old and is currently being prepared for demolition. The new one is going to look like this. I’m not sure yet if this is better or just different. 😉

The whole area is going to change substantially. A couple of buildings on one side of Boat Harbour are going to be demolished and replaced. There will be a couple of water basins between Boat Harbour and the lakes of Kleiner Kiel, where now the street of Holstenbrücke is located. The street will be closed for individual traffic, the bus stops will be relocated. Not very helpful in regard to the struggeling business in upper Holstenstraße, if you ask me, as Holstenbrücke is the main road guiding the traffic into the inner city. And it’s way too draughty for a recreational area.

Ladies & Gentlemen

Two more lamps by Alwin Blaue from the Lessinghalle, formerly a public indoor swimming pool

On the left Frauenseite (women’s side or ladies), on the right Männerseite (men’s side or gentlemen) – nowadays these signs lead you to the restrooms in the entrance hall.