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Central staircase, main building, Bauhaus Universität, Weimar, Germany, UNESCO World Heritage Site, UNESCO Weltkulturerbe, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Weimar, Bauhaus, and UNESCO

Built in 1911 by Dutch architect Henry van de Velde as the School of Arts and Crafts in Weimar, the present-day main building of the Bauhaus University represents the beginning of the Bauhaus movement here in 1919. The photo above highlights the simple elegance of the central spiraling staircase in what is also known as the van-de-Velde building. One key highlight about the “Bauhaus movement” was a shift from decorative elements to functional forms “inside and outside.” For their important contributions to modern architecture and design, UNESCO awarded World Heritage Site status to the Bauhaus sites in Weimar and Dessau in 1996.

Thanks to Weimar Tourism, Thüringen Tourismus, Germany National Tourism Board for access to places and activities in the city; and to Dorint Hotel am Goethepark for a comfortable and welcoming stay. I made this photo above on 30 April 2015 with the Canon 6D, EF 24-105 L IS zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/250s, f/4, ISO500, and 32mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-6No.

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