Stehender Verkehr - Herford, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kittyposse
N 52° 07.045 E 008° 39.803
32U E 476951 N 5774151
Quick Description: What once was a Volvo is now art. This sculpture by Jürgen Heckmann was put up 1994 at a busy crossroad.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 4/11/2013 9:01:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMGVF5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Tharandter
Views: 7

Long Description:
EN
Cars are supposed to be mobile, but this one certainly isn't. Stehender Verkehr (literally: "Standing Traffic") is an old Volvo pressed to a 4.8 meters tall stela and put up on the central reservation of Wittekindstrasse at one of Herford's busiest crossroads. Red lights and traffic jams all too often make sure drivers have enough time to admire the beauty of this sculpture, created by German sculptor Jürgen Heckmann in 1994.
Sources: Stadt Herford, Recyclingboerse

DE
Man denkt ja, dass Autos beweglich sind, aber für dieses hier trifft das definitiv nicht zu. Stehender Verkehr ist ein zu einer 4,80 Meter hohen Schrottstele zusammengepresster alter Volvo, der auf dem Mittelstreifen der Wittekindstraße an einer der verkehrsreichsten Kreuzungen Herfords aufgestellt wurde. Rote Ampeln und Staus sorgen hier nur allzu oft dafür, dass Autofahrer im "stehenden Verkehr" reichlich Zeit haben, die Schönheit der 1994 von Jürgen Heckmann geschaffenen Skulptur zu bewundern.
Quellen: Stadt Herford, Recyclingboerse
Title: Stehender Verkehr

Artist: Jürgen Heckmann

Media (materials) used: Scrap metal

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Street junction

Date of creation or placement: 1994

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