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Automobiles Promotions

Cadillac Sedan 1956 in Frankfurt on Main

Cadillac Sedan 1956 in Frankfurt on Main, Germany

As you know I love to stroll around railway stations while waiting for the next connection. So I do at airports as well. At Frankfurt on Main Airport I came across this Cadillac Sedan (1956) which is an advertisement for two German museums about technology.

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Promotions

Fun advertisement at Frankfurt Main Airport

Fun advertisement at Frankfurt Main Airport, Germany

Fun as well as thought provoking advertising seen at Frankfurt on Main Airport. Literally translated the text says: “You have to read in order to stay on top”

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Museums

Brüder-Grimm-Museum in Kassel

Brüder-Grimm-Museum in Kassel, Germany

Another interesting venue of the dOCUMENTA (13) I visited today: The Brüder-Grimm-Museum in Kassel.

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Museums

Fridericianum in Kassel

Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany

I started my walk along the venues of the dOCUMENTA (13) at the Fridericianum. The building constructed in 1779 was one of the first houses built for the purpose of a public museum.

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Sculptures

Sculpture by Stephan Balkenhol in Kassel

Sculpture by Stephen Balkenhol in Kassel, Germany

Fun detail seen in Kassel: A figure standing on top of a sphere inside a church tower. Its a sculpture created by the artist Stephan Balkenhol. The traffic lights are not art, I was just standing at a pedestrian crossing and there was no time for a better position.

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Sundials

Sundial at the Fridericianum in Kassel

Sundial at the Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany

Photo of a sundial with zodiac signs seen at the tower of the Fridericianum in Kassel.

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Museums

Ottoneum in Kassel

Ottoneum in Kassel, Germany

One my walk along the venues of the dOCUMENTA (13) I also came across the Museum of Natural History also known as Ottoneum. Outside I was impressed by its lovely architecture. Inside it was big fun to walk through a natural history collection which was one of the first to be established in all of Europe.

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Architecture

Architecture of the 50ties in Kassel

Architecture of the 50ties in Kassel, Germany

After World War II a large part of Kassel was rebuilt in the style of the 50ties. So if you are interested in the architecture of this period a walk through Kassel is a good way to learn more about it.

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Public Art

Diving platform on top of a hotel in Kassel

Diving platform on top of a hotel in Kassel, Germany

Odd detail seen on top of a hotel near Kassel Central Station: A diving platform! The explanation for this strange combination: It’s an artwork.

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Museums

Windmill at the Hessenpark

Windmill at the Hessenpark in Neu-Anspach, Germany

A windmill seen at the open air museum Hessenpark in Germany.

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Skylines

Skyline of Frankfurt am Main

View from bridge near Ikonenmuseum

Photo of Frankfurt taken from a bridge named ‘Alte Brücke’. The quarter with the skyscrapers is situated near the river Main. Therefore there is a pun calling this part of the city or even the whole city ‘Mainhattan’. More…

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Museums Roman Empire

Reconstructed wall of a Roman fort in Bad Homburg

Reconstructed wall of a Roman fort, Germany A part of the reconstructed wall at the Saalburg shows how the ancient Roman plaster looked like. It makes me think, that this former Roman fort used to be a really conspicuous structure at the borders of the Roman Empire. More…