Berlin – Kater Holzig – Another German Gem

So much to spot....

So much to spot….

Another weekend in Berlin and yet another little surprise uncovers itself. Another place which works in the daytime, the nighttime, the winter, the summer, for music, for food, for drink and for shopping.

It is how the Berliners do it.

Head to Michaelkirchstrasse for Kater Holzig

Is that Adele?

Is that Adele?

This place is a flea market during the day with everything you can ever imagine from MJ DVDs to roller boats to gold lame to shell suits to fabulous fancy dress. A veritable banquet for the senses.

Agynes Deyn kinda

Agynes Deyn kinda

There is some hilarious wall art and some cool stuff and it is hidden. We like hidden at SF. There are mice, big heads, manikins covered in newspaper, flashing lights and paint up Nike Air Max 1s.

Dude

Dude

In the summer there will be big parties as well, open air and buzzing with the usual alternative Berlin crowd. It looks like this

Party ja

Party ja

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A trip to Disneyland Paris reveals Captain EO

Captain EO

Captain EO

When it comes to new experiences, we work by the hypothesis that you should always try everything. So the trip to Disneyland at the age of 30+ sans children might have been a smidgen odd. Not So.

Apart from the charming Disney characters, the adrenalin pumping roller-coasters, the far from healthy snacks and the garish wonderland of colours, there is something quite brilliant. Well if we can be so bold as to opine. Almost a masterpiece

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A simple equation Francis Ford Coppola plus George Lucas plus Michael Jackson with a touch of Anjelica Huston in a 4D mini movie set in space featuring implausible puppets, a zany story line and MJ throwing down some trademark moves. Plus MJ is wearing an outfit even more slick than Eddie Murphy in Delirious. I give you Captain EO

The outfit

The outfit

To give away the story is a crime but the basic outline is that MJ is the leader of delinquent crew featuring amongst others a mini-elephant-type-being called Hooter and their trip to redemption as MJ aims to complete a mission.

When the lines between pure unadulterated quality and otherwordly campery crap are this blurred, you find yourself lost for superlatives.