Tuesday, February 24, 2009

the scent of friedrichstrasse

From Chandler Burr's column in the New York Times T Magazine comes word of a scent exhibit - possibly the first of its kind: ‘‘If There Ever Was: An Exhibition of Extinct and Impossible Smells,’’ at The Reg Vardy Gallery in Sunderland, England.

Among the headspinning creations:

  • Lethal Peruvian arsenic deposits
  • Hiroshima
  • A 16thC spell for eternal beauty (contents: murdered raven, almond oil)


  • the scent of Berlin-Friedrichstrasse train station, the only connection to West Germany in the GDR.

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