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Looking into the reactor core... Warp drive ready for ignition.

I love the geometric architecture of the early 20th century when modernism really developed. This is the Art Déco staircase of the Atlantis building in Bremen—now the Hilton hotel—and a prime example of 1930-ies German architecture that the Nazis shortly thereafter would consider as "degenerate". Ironically, since both the architect Bernhard Hoetger as well as his patron Rosselius were ardent followers of Hitler. When Hitler later denounced the "Böttcherstraßenkunst" Hoetger was expelled from the party.

It is hard capturing the feeling on a single photo, since there are so many details around, like the brass wall lamps and curved doorways, all weaved together into a very pleasing complete picture.

If you ever find yourself in Bremen, don't forget to sneak a peek into this lovely building. Also try to have a look at the Himmelssaal that unfortunately was closed during my visit.

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