Posts tagged ‘Art’

More Green in the City

Meadow installed by the artist Heinrich Gartentor in the Münsterhof square in Zurich, Switzerland

The Münsterhof is a public square in the Old Town of Zurich, Switzerland. The pavement of this square is made of granite stones. No green. No trees. Only grey granite stones.

Nowadays the granite stone pavement turned into a wild meadow. It is an experiment by the Swiss artist Heinrich Gartentor. This temporary art intervention is titled Insel in der Stadt (Island in the City).

The experiment works. That’s how I like to see the city center. More grass and trees and less gray.

Cathedral and La Giralda bell tower, Seville, Andalusia, Spain.

Seville – the Cathedral and La Giralda

When planning their cathedral, the rulers of Seville had clear ideas and, according to tradition, they  stated:

Let us make such a church that in the future they will consider us crazy.

In fact, with 115 m length and 76 m width, the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See ( Spanish: Catedral de Santa María de la Sede) is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. In terms of size it is the third largest church on earth after St. Peter’s in the Vatican and St. Paul’s in London. In 1987 it was registered, together with the Real Alcazar and the General Archive of the Indies, by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Read more