If anyone wonders why I generally don’t like post-1950  architecture and urban planning that much… just have look at these two photos from Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, photographed within a couple of yards.

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A sculpture in an art gallery in Stuttgart. http://www.galerie-keim.de/siemes/siemes_sylvia.html

A sculpture in an art gallery in Stuttgart. http://www.galerie-keim.de/siemes/siemes_sylvia.html

Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart

The communal public library of Stuttgart, Germany.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadtbibliothek_am_Mail%C3%A4nder_Platz

Rutenfest Ravensburg 2014

Winning the World Cup in Stuttgart.

Mehr als verständlich: “Himmelfahrt ist unser Geschäft geschlossen!”
(It stands to reason that “Jesus Bakery” in Görlitz, Germany, is closed on Ascension day.)

Mehr als verständlich: “Himmelfahrt ist unser Geschäft geschlossen!”

(It stands to reason that “Jesus Bakery” in Görlitz, Germany, is closed on Ascension day.)

(Source: commons.wikimedia.org)

These three hardworking fellows are responsible for the structural safety of this gorgeous bay window in St. Gallen, Switzerland:

These three hardworking fellows are responsible for the structural safety of this gorgeous bay window in St. Gallen, Switzerland:Bay window in St. Gallen

Entrance area of Kunstmuseum Ravensburg. The sculpture is by Stephan Balkenhol.

Entrance area of Kunstmuseum Ravensburg. The sculpture is by Stephan Balkenhol.

Robert Franz Curry (1872-1955): Ravensburg

Robert Franz Curry (1872-1955): Ravensburg

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A nice meal in Beirut (from a Time Life Foods of the World book, c. 1970)

A nice meal in Beirut (from a Time Life Foods of the World book, c. 1970)

Heraldry and Genealogy, a painting in the Schussenried Monastery Library.

Heraldry and Genealogy, a painting in the Schussenried Monastery Library.

These are 10 of the 14 stations of the cross paintings in St. Antonius, Bad Saulgau, painted by Gebhard Fugel in 1921.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Kreuzweg_in_St._Antonius_%28Bad_Saulgau%29

Hoppenlaufriedhof, a former cemetery in downtown Stuttgart, just a short walk from the central train station.

These are some French and British World War I propaganda postcards that feature bitter remarks about the German “Kultur” (“Kolossal Kultur”) that manifested itself in war atrocities, bombed cities and the theft of cultural heritage objects.

French Nationalist Jacques Bainville had proclaimed as early as in 1912: “La civilisation française est une civilisation supérieure et … la Kultur allemande n’est qu’une forme de la barbarie”.