Linen garments are the key elements in the battle to keep cool in the summer. Linen has durability, it breathes and it feels good on your skin after you’ve been in the sun all day. It is a known fact that linen wrinkles, but it wrinkles beautifully. It is smooth and gets softer the more it is washed. The top is from Burda 2/2013_134, I liked the simple line of the garment and immediately wanted to use the beautiful white linen I bought last year in Belarus. The linen top was ready in a couple of hours: just sew the darts, bind the edges and you are finished.
The photos were taken during my stay in Dortmund, Germany. The city today it is a part of the European Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region, which is situated in the Bundesland North Rhine-Westphalia. Its population of nearly 600,000 makes it the 8th largest city in Germany.
The U-Tower or Dortmunder U is a former brewery building. Since 2010 it serves as a center for the arts and creativity, housing among other facilities the Museum Ostwall. It was the first skyscraper in Dortmund, built in 1926-1927 and used by the Union Brewery for the fermentation and storage of their products.
In 1994 the brewery and all its surrounding buildings were closed and demolished; only the Dortmund U-Tower was spared due to having landmark status. Five years ago the Dortmund U-Tower was decided to be redeveloped as a flagship project for the “Ruhr 2010 – Cultural Capital of Europe”. Today it is considered one of Dortmund’s central places for an innovative practice at the intersection of art, research, creativity, cultural education and economy.