18 December, 2012


No painting done, but plenty of inspiration from a recent trip to Berlin with wife and children. Snapped lots of pictures of cool stuff. Here are a few that might correspond with the domain of toy soldiers.

#1 : The mix of snow, signs (one of them bearing very significent artist's name btw), the road repair blockings, and the stickers on the garbage canister makes a great scene with the warm light in the background.

#2 : Museum für Naturkunde. A snapshot of one of the rows of glasses with stored animals. Such a strong visual image. Just imagine a whole room with row upon rows of these. Cool in a creepy way.

#3 : Storm trooper on a wall outside Ost Kreuz Station.

#4 : Art store on Kastanie Allé. What a place! Bought some of the lovely Winsor & Newton artists inks.

#5: Also from Kastanie Allé. A fantastic little scrap metal sculpture handcuffed to stand in the public street. A strange kind of a gargoylesk creature that appears in the same space as you on the pavement. Great piece of art.


  1. Lovely pictures. I really like the vibrant colours of picture #4 and the little metal sculpture is quite fun!


  2. I just love that city!
    Been there many times but always want to return there:) So many things to see, smell and hear!!!
    wonderful photos Jakob, very inspirational.

  3. Looks like you had a good time.

    Man the little Gobbo chained to the bike stand is excellent. Got any snaps from the other side/of its face?


  4. I love that city; such a great place. Both you and Peter have been to my favourite places recently. Great photos.

  5. There are creatures, that should not me let loose upon this world!

    That little gargoyled creature might be one of them, look and the real chain holding it;P

    And I really like the way you find creepy inspiration in our “normal”/everyday world:-)

  6. Superb stuff mate , the little bloke is really interesting. Never been to Germany.. Berlin looks great.

  7. I live in Berlin since May now... And I was so busy that I did not even see much of the city yet... But your blog entry made me want to go out there more, and take some pictures!