Saturday, August 15, 2009

Weimar Berlin

I took at trip to Berlin 1920s, an area reproducing the feel of Weimar Germany, the era between the wars, where inflation was turning into hyperinflation. Though the area is still under construction, it shows a distinctive style.

Stores display the opulence that was to be had in the Twenties - for the wealthy - while billboards and shabby alleys hint at the troubles the poor were having. (As a small aside, one wonders why politicians and constituents alike remember that recessions are bad, but tend to forget how damaging inflation is.)

The rules of the area say "Strict Dress Code!" which, to someone with an extensive Victorian wardrobe and not much else, can be a little intimidating. I donned a 1940s suit from Ingenue, and I seemed to fit in satisfactorily.

Oh, despair! Whatever shall I do?

Aha! I can hire myself out as a Lady of the Evening!


HeadBurro Antfarm said...

It's a great place, isn't it - and the owner just informed us she ihas expanded it and changed some things. Look out for our show there too - The Show Must Go On will be performing soon again I think :)

Rhianon Jameson said...

It's a lovely build. And you'll have to let us know when the show, er, goes on.

jo said...

Come and have another look!
We have grown and changed beyond compare! :)

Rhianon Jameson said...

I'll have to stop by shortly and see for myself - thank you for letting me know!