Monday, May 08, 2006

Women Memorial Labyrinth

The event which I happened to ran into was called "Frauen-Gedenk-Labyrinth" (Women Memorial Labyrinth).

Women from all over Germany had gathered here, each of them representing a memorable woman from the past. The labyrinth which was layed out in the grass of the park was made of stone plates with their names on them. I saw names like Sophie Scholl, Florence Nightingale, Edith Piaf, Agatha Christie, Clara Schumann, Evita Perron, Hatschepsut, Hildegard von Bingen, and a lot more, some of them known, some not. Alltogether, the labyrinth has 1000 plates like that.

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19 Comments:

At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Anne said...

Wow that's an interesting activity. do you participate on them?

 
At 12:26 PM, Blogger Alex S said...

A cool photography but also a very cool initiative. Something for me to write down for a visit when I go on my roadtrip through Europe = )

 
At 12:52 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

anne - no I was just able to watch them since I didn't have the time to stay much longer.

alex - I don't know how long it's gonna be there. I'm afraid that it's just a temporary labyrinth.

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Nice shot and great idea - It looks easy to find your way out

 
At 1:11 PM, Anonymous lagatta à Montréal said...

Fascinating cultural initiative. Any connection to the Frauenmuseum? http://www.frauenmuseum-wiesbaden.de/ - I'll go check out the Rheingau blog.

 
At 2:05 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

Very cool shot and exhibit too!

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger Carlos said...

Nice place and good composition. By the way, I voted for you at photoblogs.org as I happened to see that you were on the list of recently bookmarked. We could all help the group by doing this, just my humble suggestion. Keep up the good work Nicola!

 
At 3:07 PM, Blogger Maya said...

do the plates stay there forever? or they put them just for this event?

 
At 4:33 PM, Blogger Sam said...

That is SO cool!!
Looks like an interesting day!

 
At 4:59 PM, Blogger Kris said...

very interesting! Love the small potted flowers , a wonderful feeling :)

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger Seesaw said...

Very interesting. The house behind looks familiar to me, but where exactly is this memorial?!

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger Lisi said...

Nicola this is such a nice shot and the story as well...a very meaningful event.

 
At 9:40 PM, Anonymous Ynnette said...

Am Samstag Abend nach dem Feuerwerkstheater habe ich mir das "Labyrinth" mit Kerzenschein angeschaut. Sehr nette Idee. Besser gefallen hätte mir jedoch : "1000 Menschen gedenken 1000 Menschen" . Mir ist das bisserl zu emanzig.

 
At 10:27 PM, Blogger Natalie said...

What a cool idea! And your picture looks very nice.

 
At 11:28 PM, Anonymous pixibition said...

great memorial...i like the circles they made...also beautiful architecture in the background...nice shot:-0

 
At 6:39 AM, Blogger midnitebara said...

very nice event. Nice to know one of my favorite author's name is there..,agatha christie!! Nice shot.

 
At 11:23 PM, Blogger ndiginiz said...

Tena koe ehoa
What a great conncept! Rememberance is just as important in terms of cultrual significence as it is in the awareness of these persons, what they did, how they did it, and why they did what they did!

 
At 3:44 AM, Blogger Fraser said...

Wonderful concept. Thanks for all the great women!

 
At 10:23 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Bob - yes, it'll be hard to get lost inside. ;)

Lagatta - yes, the Frauenmuseum was involved as well.

Carlos - Thank you!

Maya - this I don't know for sure. But I think it's just temporary.

Seesaw - what you see in the background is Wiesbaden's opera/theater. :) The event was located in the Kurpark.

Ynnette - oh ja, zu dem Feuerwerktheater wollte ich eigentlich auch hingehen, habs aber leider verpasst. Schade!

Jenny, Sam, Fotoaddict, Lisi, Natalie, Pixibition, Midnitebara, Ndiginiz, Fraser - Thanks a lot for your comments!

 

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