One ring to rule them all

The Filmpark was closed except one exhibition: The Lord of the Rings. They showed various pieces of the movie like photos, swords, costumes, miniatures, The One Ring and armory. The exhibition was heavily guarded to prevent people from taking photos. The films shown on the displays were interesting, but noting new if you own the special extended edition of the movie trilogy. Some people came in middle-age style costumes. Before the exhibition room was a smaller one which was mainly a shopping area with a bar, a computer desk (featuring the LotR strategy game of course), a place where you could order a customized ring and another place for jewelry.

After that we took the bus (which drives only once per hour, by the way) back to central station and did a little sight seeing of Potsdam. We came across the town hall and the Filmmuseum.

A wood computer by Richard Kaczor

It was a short trip to the town because we wanted to catch the train to Berlin. One interesting thing in Potsdam central station was an exhibition about self-built things – wood computers galore!
Arriving at Berlin central station, we went to the Hamburger Bahnhof modern art museum nearby. Just take the exit opposite to the one leading to the Regierungsviertel and then it’s merely a few hundred meters to the museum. The museum was great as always and one good thing is that they don’t seem to mind people taking photos or filming. They have a few works from Warhol (pop-art “Mao”) and Liechtenstein in their permanent exhibition. In the other wing of the museum you could watch video experiments such as a 24 hour version of “Psycho”. I like especially video installations with two or three channels.

The eerie blue light of Berlin’s museum of modern art.

The Hamburger Bahnhof is really big and after seeing all halls my mom was just too tired to go to the Eastside Gallery, too. Therefore we stayed at the central station and watched several chinese martial-arts demonstrations which were performed because of the chinese new year. On the other exit, there was also a “dragon dance”.

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