The wonder of architecture

I discovered the work of Daniel Libeskind in Berlin this year while visiting the Jewish Museum.

What really struck me when I walked through his museum is that I “felt” the story that Libeskind was telling me through his building. And then I discovered his TED-talk.

He started his talk with these words and then everything around me just disappeared…

I’ll start with my favorite muse, Emily Dickinson, who said that wonder is not knowledge, neither is it ignorance. It’s something which is suspended between what we believe we can be, and a tradition we may have forgotten.

— Daniel Libeskind

The picture above was taken at the top of the staircase in the Jewish Museum. I deliberately didn’t re-size it – and I really hope your screen isn’t big enough so you have to scroll down – so you can get a glimpse of the feeling you get looking back and down after your visit.