Ernst Abbe Monument in Jena

The monument to Ernst Abbe reminds me more of a temple than of a simple monument. A look through the glass increases the impression. The dainty image of the industrialist and social reformer Ernst Abbe rests on a massive herm and is optically framed by bronze plaques.

Haus Hohe Pappeln in Weimar

In this building, the Belgian architect Henry van de Velde lived from 1908 to 1917. House and furnishings were designed by himself. Allegedly, the layout of the building is designed like a ship. Together with the mast on the roadside, my pic reminds to an upside-down boat, at least.

Bauhaus University in Weimar

The main building Bauhaus University was designed by Henry van de Velde to house the studios of the sculptors at the Grand Ducal Saxon Art School. The edifice is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Bauhaus and its sites in Weimar and Dessau’.