An Art Gallery In Berlin Shows It's Beauty Despite The Current Climate.
The world is beginning to come out from it’s shelter......
.... And breathe fresh air once again. In Berlin, people trundle through lush green vegetation of Grunewald forest and one could be mistaken to feel like they’re on a regular holiday.
Everything in the city appears normal, apart from the quiet office buildings and the few extra spare seats between passengers on public transport. The Barberini Museum is displaying a plethora of masterful art pieces, and perusing the creative motifs on offer, it’s easy to get lost in the brushstrokes and feel suspended from the everyday stresses of the pandemic.
Visitors can get lost in the textures
It only reopened a week ago on May 6th
but there’s no way of telling that by the welcoming social buzz of intrigued art fanatics waltzing around inside. Germany is one of the best equipped countries on Earth for medical care and it shows here with little to no tension in the air.
Outside the 2 metre gaps between those queuing is a reminder that we’re not out of the trenches yet, but that can be all but forgotten once stepping over the threshold. To avoid overcrowding tickets are released every 10 days, in batches. The same is true for the city’s botanical gardens which also reopened recently.
Museum director Ortrud Westheide said “In order to ensure the safest possible visit to the exhibition, we needed some more time to adapt the necessary protective measures for the building.”
Visitor marvels at painting
In a coincidental but apt twist of fate, most of the art on display is absent of any human presence.
A report from the German Economic Institute for Tourism showed that the current crisis has cost the city close to three billion euros. VisitBerlin CEO said: “We Berliners cannot keep our wonderful cultural landscape running alone”
“Up to 70 per cent of visitors to museums, theaters and restaurants are tourists. I think the recovery [could] take a year or two. It all depends on how long the lockdown will continue. But I'm not worried that Berlin will then find its way back to its number three position in Europe after London and Paris.”