Saturday, March 16, 2013

Travelling

El andar tierras y comunicar con diversas gentes hace a los hombres discretos, Miguel de Cervantes, Mehringplatz, Berlin
«El andar tierras y comunicar con diversas gentes hace a los hombres discretos.» (Miguel de Cervantes)
„Das Reisen in fremde Länder und der Umgang mit fremden Völkern schärft den Verstand.”
“Travelling and sojourning among various people makes men wise.”
Mehringplatz, Friedrichstadt, Kreuzberg
Berlin, September 2011

The plaques featured words of wisdom from European sages like Albert Einstein and Antoine De Saint-Exupery. At the time, Berlin's mayor expressed broad support for the project, writing, “Berlin (…) is where the various historical, cultural, and political experiences of a formerly divided continent come together. Our city is thus the ideal platform for encounters with Europe, for the exchange of ideas. The ‘Path of Visionaries’ is also committed to furthering the European dialogue.”

4 comments:

Dina said...

Oh nice! The German version is always the best. Are there more like this in the pavement?

VP said...

Dina - I forgot the link...

cieldequimper said...

So true.

tapirgal said...

I love the idea, not so much the design. Every city should remind us of great talent.