Today we want to tell about a five-day trip did last August in the territory of one of the fascinating federal states of Germany, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern .
MV is in the north-east of the country and was created after the Second World War by the union of two areas with different history and culture: Mecklenburg and Vorpommern .
The population during the period of the two world wars, underwent a sudden change , with the first war most of the population died by the hands of the Red Army , or fled into the western regions of Germany. During the second war instead, people move from the cities of Berlin and Hamburg that at that time there were under bombings.
Our typography research started from the city of Waren ( Müritz) (where we find one of the three great natural parks of the federal state) until we get to the city of Stralsund , crossing across the entire region and visiting the wonderful island of Rügen with its beaches and cliffs overlooking the Baltic Sea .
As you can see from the first pictures taken we came across wonderful historical artifacts.
Exploring ancient churches and cemeteries we could capture numbers dating back to the 14th century made of wrought iron and ancient tombstones of 1800.
Moving on to the various villages that dot this state in search of the old calligraphic styles used before the Second World War ( Kurrent and the most recent Sütterlin ) we came across various objects (books , watches, and other artifacts ) from the time of Nazism. As we predicted searching for Kurrent and Sütterlin was difficult cause during the Nazi regime they delete almost everything.
Moving further north on the island of Rügen we came across several information handmade boards with amazing precision and cleanliness. Most of the letters we found there came from Gothic .
Last step we did was in the city of Stralsund where we visit two fantastic churches Marienkirche and Nicolaikirche . Here we found numerous stone carvings and calligraphy in Fraktur , Uncial and Roman .
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