Archive for the university Category


Posted in architecture, Neuenheim, university on March 19, 2013 by D.B.

The sky at the moment is just the colour of those Neuenheimer Feld uni buildings. The sunlight in this picture is from the archives…


Peace Lisbon

Posted in Altstadt, arts & crafts, politics, university on April 4, 2011 by D.B.

A rather harsh, but very artsy criticism of the EU’s Lisbon treaty. While the treaty does in fact envisage rising miliary spending, a common EU security and defense policy seems further away than ever at this point. Common military operations even more so. Hell, they can’t even find a proper consensus regarding Libya.

(The graffito is on the scaffolding that shades Neue Universität at the moment, as seen from a library window across Grabengasse.)

Ivory towers

Posted in Altstadt, architecture, university on March 30, 2011 by D.B.

Well, not exactly ivory, but sandstone, slate and copper. Turrets of the university library.

Green sensation

Posted in Handschuhsheim, politics, university on March 28, 2011 by D.B.

Yesterday’s federal state election produced nothing but a sensation. Christian Democrats remain the biggest parliamentary faction but are ousted from power they held in Baden-Württemberg for 58 uninterrupted years. Winfried Kretschmann is going to be the first Green prime minister any German state ever had. His party finished second place ahead of the Social Democrats for the first time in history. LibDems are reduced to tears and just remain in parliament (at 5,3 percent).

Of course, the terrible nuclear catstrophe has played a major role in voter mobilisation and in Green swing. So, two anti-nuclear parties suddenly find themselves in charge of EnBW and its four nuclear power plants after the now former government bought a majority share at the death. Funny new world.

It’s going to be exciting to see what the historic result means in terms of education policies, tuition fees, Stuttgart’s underground train station “S21”, and so on and on.

Plus the southwestern landslide is likely to cause a major shake-up even in the German national government in Berlin after they’ve lost one of their strongholds.

Today’s picture shows the tram tracks in front of DKFZ (German Centre of Cancer Research) near Handschuhsheim.


Posted in Neuenheim, sports, university on March 7, 2011 by D.B.

Running exercises at the university sports ground.


Posted in architecture, Bergheim / Weststadt, university on February 11, 2011 by D.B.

The facade of former Ludolf Krehl hospital, now home of the faculty of social sciences.

University square

Posted in Altstadt, university on February 3, 2011 by D.B.

A view across university square into Merianstrasse. You see the new building at the site of former Castle Hotel taking shape n the back on top of the hill.