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Army Parade
Black & White Photography
Norbert Vogel
$650
The final march of the soldiers of the National People's Army, signaling the end of the German Democratic Republic, as captured by Norbert in this captivating image.
Eis No. 2
Black & White Photography
Heidi Vogel
$650
In this second photo image in the series "Eis" (Ice), Heidi captures a frozen moment during the hard winter of 1983 in the Thurningia Mountains in East Germany.
Eis No. 3
Black & White Photography
Heidi Vogel
$650
In this third in the series of photo images titled "Eis" (Ice) Heidi discovers the effects of the hard winter in 1983 on a small river in the Thuringia Mountains in East Germany.
Eis No.1
Black & White Photography
Heidi Vogel
$650
The winter of 1983 in East Germany was a very hard one according to Heidi. In this first photo image in the series titled "Eis" (Ice) Heidi captures the early morning ice as it appeared during her travels in the Thuringia Mountains.
Encampment
Black & White Photography
Norbert Vogel
$650
Norbert captures a striking scene in this photo image, and reflects on his memories of the encampment of students in the GDR (German Democratic Republic).
Fashion Portrait
Black & White Photography
Heidi Vogel
$650
The photo image "Fashion Portrait" was taken by Heidi during the German Democratic Republic in Leipzig. The models were responsible for their own hair and makeup for the photo shoot because there were no hairdressers or make-up artists. Heidi fondly recalls that everyone helped each other.
Girl in Red Skirt
Photography
Heidi Vogel
$650
Heidi makes a dramatic statement in this striking photo image. The model purchased the bright red skirt in Hungary, because East Germans were unable to buy brightly colored clothing in 1982 in the GDR (German Democratic Republic).
Greifswald
Black & White Photography
Norbert Vogel
$650
Norbert considers this photo image a special moment in his life as a photographer, as he aptly describes, "There is no way something typical can be said any more plainly".
Leipzig
Black & White Photography
Norbert Vogel
$650
Norbert's photo image depicts the disagreements that still existed after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the start of the reunification in Leipzig, Germany in 1990.
Nudes - The Baltic Sea No. 1
Photography
Heidi Vogel
$650
The first photo image in a series of three from Heidi, reveals the severe restrictions imposed on East Germans in 1989 while living in the GDR (German Democratic Republic).

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NORBERT VOGEL from GERMANY

As a freelance photographer living in East Germany during the GDR (German Democratic Republic), Norbert captured some of the most poignant moments he experienced in his lifetime. He sought the controversial hidden scenes that today tell the greater story. Listening to him tell the story of the tall barbed wire fence that separated his family members in the village of Eichwalde where he lived, brings life to the images that he has shared. According to Norbert, “One day before I got arrested for a short time because I took pictures of non-conformist teenagers with the official youth organization the film got confiscated. There are moments in a photographer’s life when he instantly knows that there is no way something typical can be said any more plainly.”

We are pleased to present the photography of Heidi and Norbert Vogel, who share their inspiration and historic accounts of Germany through their art. If you would have the pleasure to meet them, you would find their warmth and friendliness are only surpassed by their unique photography.

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Germany

While visiting Heidi and Norbert Vogel in Germany we traveled Dessau to tour the Bauhaus Homes and School. As the lead architect, Walter Gropius’ intentions were to combine a private home with a place of work and the group stood for a “modern way of living”. This was realized in little more than six years from 1926 to 1932/33 and has become a monument to Bauhaus architecture. According to the Polish poet Tadeusz Pieper who visited the homes in 1927, “Their walls form a white light, surrounded by the green light of the lawns and trees. Flat roofs – a horizontal line – press them to the ground. Windows search for light where they can. Projections catch the shadows. Platforms and terraces deliver air and warmth. I saw the new architecture for the first time, not as an illustration, but in its entire inspiring existence.”

We are pleased to present the photography of Heidi and Norbert Vogel, who proudly share their inspiration and historic accounts of Germany through their art.

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BETTDECKEN!

Designing a bedroom space that is both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable is a challenging goal. The classic, clean lines of a down comforter and duvet in a basic color pattern can combine to create a design statement. However, comfort is also another factor. A suggestion offered from Germany, also found in Austria, Netherlands and Sweden, is fitting a double bed with two separate duvets vs. one large duvet or blanket.

People have descibed these options favorably, “My wife gets a thicker duvet, because she is always cold at night, and I get a lighter one because I am always hot”. And, “No more stealing the covers”. Many Germans also have summer and winter weight duvets. And if you are adventurous, consider the next step which is also common in Germany, no top sheet!

Why not give it a try…