Dialogue in the Dark: Blind Guides Offer Sight to the Seeing

Germany, Hamburg Guide (B): Dialogue in the Dark: Blind Guides Offer Sight to the Seeing

Tucked away in Hamburg’s warehouse district is the most eye-opening exhibition I’ve been to in recent memory. It’s called Dialog Im Dunkeln, or Dialogue in the Dark. The exhibit is a guided tour through a completely blacked-out environment led by blind or partially blind guides.

You are given a cane for guidance, and you are taken through an incredible journey through six everyday environments, where you can experience life through the eyes of the visually impaired. Immediately after entering the exhibition, you feel a little scared. You and others in your group are now plunged into completed darkness. You’re scared of falling, touching the wrong thing, or walking into a wall. Indeed, my friend did feel me up at least three times, and I did awkwardly stumble over steps and rocks; but we survived.

But the scariest thing is that you have no idea what comes next. If you are interested in the exhibit and you don’t want to know what comes next, skip the next three paragraphs. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Dialogue in the Dark: Blind Guides Offer Sight to the Seeing
Guide Location: Germany » Hamburg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Dialog Im Dunkeln
Author: Ana Montano
Read it on author's website: http://www.gnometrotting.com/dialogue-dark-blind-guides-offer-sight-seeing/