It is nice to post a postcard from the well known place but for me a great fun is to show something unknown. There are a lot of photos of Gaudi buildings from Barcelona but only TWO shots of the Green Citadel in Magdeburg. And it is a fabulous buiding.
Magdeburg itself is a very interesting city.
Magdeburg is the capital city of the Bundesland of Saxony-Anhalt. Magdeburg is situated on the Elbe River and was one of the most important medieval cities of Europe.
Emperor Otto I, the first Holy Roman Emperor, lived for most of his reign in the town and was buried in the cathedral after his death. Magdeburg's version of German town law, known as Magdeburg rights, spread throughout Central and Eastern Europe.
Magdeburg is the site of two universities, the Otto-von-Guericke University and the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences.
Who haven't learn in school about the experiment with the Magdeburg hemispheres?
(The Magdeburg hemispheres are a pair of large copper hemispheres with mating rims, used to demonstrate the power of atmospheric pressure. When the rims were sealed with grease and the air was pumped out, the sphere contained a vacuum and could not be pulled apart by teams of horses. The Magdeburg hemispheres were designed by a German scientist and mayor of Magdeburg, Otto von Guericke in 1656 to demonstrate the air pump which he had invented, and the concept of atmospheric pressure. The first artificial vacuum had been produced a few years earlier by Evangelista Torricelli, and had inspired Guericke to design the world's first vacuum pump, which consisted of a piston and cylinder with one-way flap valves. The hemispheres became popular in physics lectures as an illustration of the power of air pressure, and are still used in education. A pair of the original hemispheres are preserved in the Deutsches Museum in Munich).
There are beautiful romansque churches there, but my goal was this pink building.
Located in the heart of the vibrant city of Magdeburg since October 3rd, 2005, THE GREEN CITADEL OF MAGDEBURG is a place of peace to be enjoyed, a world of architectural novelty that is full of individuality and creativity, in harmony with nature.
At one of the worldwide latest and greatest masterpieces of architecture by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, golden globes shine atop its towers, "tree tenants" look out of "dancing windows", scents waft from the wildflower meadows on the roofs, and "feet’s melodies" carry people through the courtyards.
Hundertwasser’s "…greatest and most beautiful building…" is a paradise for everyone, inviting you not only to live, work or shop here, but also to meet, celebrate and stay the night.
You can ask why green citadel whe we see it is pink? I have read there are green gardens on top of it.
I have already posted more photos on Facebook.
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lousat (64585) 2013-09-29 10:59
Hi Malgo,i seen your pics of this building on FB and i must to give you my best compliments for your complete work showing us all the decorations and details,really nice and original,this large view is very very good too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
photoray (6810) 2013-09-29 18:10
Definitely a magical and wonderful building presented, and as stated a great place to stay, stroll and enjoy.
Deutschland has so much to offer, if only it was not so darn far away from California.
Nicely composed and created,
dkmurphys (42699) 2013-09-29 23:08
Spectacular architecture of this building. An unusual but attractive presence in the urban landscape. Well spotted, enjoy a great new week.
jjcordier (67602) 2013-09-29 23:31
On reconnait immédiatement le style architectural d'Hundertwasser. Je ne connaissais pas cette Citadelle verte très originale.
ikeharel (44349) 2013-09-30 2:21
A bit of barcelona in Germany, Malgo, Gaudy came to town...
Fine clear shot, the pink tone is whole German style and it is an attractive building not to miss.
Yet, on my Photoscape I found there is a tilt of 2 degrees, and the view of its cylindrical structure would decieve when looking upwards on camera.
I had prepared a WS, will post only if you will allow me to.
Romano46 (11915) 2013-09-30 2:37
come nei secoli passati gli architetti esprimevano il loro talento soprattutto nelle chiese e nei palazzi del potere , attualmente gli architetti si esprimono anche nell'edilizia residenziale con risultati a volti eccellenti ed altre volte discutibili.
In questo caso il il risultato, dal punto di vista estetico è garantito per il piacevole insieme di elementi che arricchiscono l'edificio, però ho dei dubbi che esso sia anche funzionale per la poca omogeneità degli elementi e la poca funzionalità di alcuni di essi quale il terrazzo esterno che inclinato appare assai poco funzionale.
In ogni caso una bella foto che è la rappresentazione fedele di un mondo in continua evoluzione.
Ciao e buona giornata
timecapturer (37414) 2013-09-30 4:30
a wonderful shot of this amazing and elegant building. Super viewpoint and clarity make this so eye-catching and fascinating. Excellent!
Regards - Brian
PS - Been off line for 3 days and still having connection problems now, so trying to catch up! B.
Sergiom (45888) 2013-09-30 4:42
Je suis revenu avec plein de belles images et quelques livres en trop mais heureux de pouvoir retourner à ma petite routine matinale pour admirer les photos de mes amis sur la toile, comme cet immeuble très original.
mkamionka (27193) 2013-09-30 8:32
bardzo ciekawy budynek, rzeczywiscie przypomina Gaudiego. Jestes niesamowita ze pomimo tak dlugiej meczacej objazdowej podrozy nawet po drodze starasz sie wykorzystac czas zeby zobaczyc jakies ciekawostki. To jest dokladnie moje podejscie a w kazdym razie takie mialem zanim musialem zmienic priorytety w moim zyciu :)
Super ciekawa fatazyjna architektura -pamietam wiecej Twoich zdjec z tego miejsca na FB. Wydaje mi sie to skads znajome ale nie wiem skad.
Pomimo ze mieszkalem w Niemczech tyle lat to jednak okazuje sie ze tak wielu miejsc nie widzialem. Wschodnie Niemcy przejezdzalem tak bardzo czesto ale najczesciej autobusem tak wiec niewiele widzialem...
Samochod -taka prosta rzecz a daje tyle wolnosci.
ChrisJ (91404) 2013-09-30 11:13
It vaguely looks a little like the leaning tower of Pisa in Italy! Good sharpness and excellent choice of a slightly quirky architectural style! Wonderful colour, saturation and sharpness. And yes, I see no green, unless its German humour at work that the sight of this strange building churns peoples stomachs? The fg looks like a nice alfresco dining area. Tfs!
SnapRJW (23994) 2013-09-30 12:00
This is a super shot Malgo. A fascinating building with so many distinctive details. I have looked at the shots on FB which together with this one give a comprehensive overview of this fantasy. A quirky building that brings a smile to my face. TFS such a fascinating post. Have a good evening Rosemary
macjake (45844) 2013-10-01 13:51
Do you know what this building reminds me of? the Fred and Ginger building in Prague!
for some reason the windows here look kind of similar.
very colorful, very unique looking piece of architecture and Its even better because its so rare on TE.
I like it that you're showing us something new.
Keep them coming!!!
So when are you going to Istanbul!?
Tosca and I may go there in 2014
Silvio1953 (106008) 2013-10-18 8:40
Ciao Malgorzata, great view of original building, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio