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Berlin, Propeller Island [20081117|10:22]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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I've been meaning to post the pictures from our stay in the lovely art hotel Propeller Island in Berlin for nearly two months now. Above, you see me the morning after our arrival, wherein I have just woken up and am both tired and ill. I am, however, also very happy and in my favourite tiny black dress.



The Chair. The bloke inspects our beds' workings.


We slept like babies in that bed. The mattress wasn't fancy, just a thick foam pad. But for some reason, being so far away from the ceiling, the gentle sound of crickets from the sound system and the cool orange light in the room lulled us both into excessively relaxed states of mind.

Stepping out


The bloke is coming out of the bathroom here. This was the only bit of the room of which we didn't entirely approve. The shower consisted of a simple overhead spout and a circular rail from which a black PVC shower curtain hung. When you turned on the water, the curtain got sucked towards you. Neither of us found that pleasant.

Light & sound system controls


I had a Red Dwarf moment when I saw these.
Rimmer: Now this three-dimensional sculpture in particular is quite exquisite. Its simplicity, its bold, stark lines... pray, what do you call it?
Legion: The light switch.
Rimmer: Ah... I couldn't buy it, then?
Legion: Not really. I need it to turn the lights on and off.
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[User Picture]From: opheliablue
2008-11-17 11:27 (UTC)
Lovely!

Oh, so you ARE wearing something in that first photo, I wasn't sure :P

THANK YOU for my postcard - I believe there is someone else who wants to thank you for it, but she will be posting in my journal :)
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[User Picture]From: chickenfeet2003
2008-11-17 13:59 (UTC)
Yes, there's gift wrap around her butt which seems fair enough!
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[User Picture]From: impix
2008-11-17 11:37 (UTC)
Rimmer: Now this three-dimensional sculpture in particular is quite exquisite. Its simplicity, its bold, stark lines... pray, what do you call it?
Legion: The light switch.
Rimmer: Ah... I couldn't buy it, then?
Legion: Not really. I need it to turn the lights on and off.


haha!

xx
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-11-18 11:25 (UTC)
I'm going to have to watch that episode when I get home tonight.
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[User Picture]From: giles
2008-11-17 14:04 (UTC)
Why, these aren't incriminating at all!

Is the pebbly thing a sort of radiator or just art?

And does that thing above the bed descend on chains and tan you while you sleep?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-11-18 11:28 (UTC)
This is a public post, sir!

The pebbly thing was on a pulley track, so I think it was meant to be used as a background for photo shoots.

Sadly, no. Although I suppose if you fitted a few lights onto the bed's covering and removed the mattress, you could achieve that effect.
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[User Picture]From: giles
2008-11-18 14:18 (UTC)
Sorry madam, I didn't see the L. Eh heh heh heh heh heh heh where's me washboard.
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[User Picture]From: sanat
2008-11-17 23:38 (UTC)
Fascinating decor, but I doubt I'd like being that far from the ceiling while asleep--I always preferred the top of any given bunk bed, save for the one SO close to the ceiling that I sleep-punched it Beatrix-Kiddo-style and sent a rain of drywall into my eyes >_
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-11-19 08:33 (UTC)
Doh!

I was always scared of the top of bunk beds. In fact, I kept a futon under my bed and occasionally slept underneath it when I was younger. I like that cozy, well-hidden nest feeling.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2008-11-19 01:08 (UTC)
Huh. I just dun know what to think. I'd have a hard time not thinking, "cheeky buggers'r just trying to make money whilst they renovate", but at the same time, I hate the slick 'sameness' of a normal hotel stay, so. Apparently I'm unpleasable. ;)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-11-19 08:27 (UTC)
Heh. If you'd seen it yourself, you might think more highly of the decor. It doesn't help that my photos aren't great because I didn't have a tripod (ISO 1600 + flash aversion = blurry).

Also, the corridors and breakfast room were pretty fantastic, but I didn't want to go round with my dSLR taking pictures because they were a bit touchy about photos.

I'm glad we stayed there once, but I don't know that I'd do it again. The location wasn't great for accessing the metro or the bits of town we were interested in. Plus it was expensive. Also, we stayed in a fairly generic, cheap, central hotel in Vienna, and (although part of me hates to admit this) we enjoyed that more.

Edited at 2008-11-19 08:28 am (UTC)
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