Landscape Park Duisburg
Grey iron and rusting steel are often our first associations when we think of a disused ironworks. The whole idea of the Landscape Park Duisburg Nord shows that a so-called brownfield site can elevate itself far beyond these prejudices. And to start with the park wasn’t very much more than just an idea. Born out of a citizens’ action group, protesting against the demolition of the old Duisburg Meiderich Ironworks, and the projects of the International Building Exhibition Emscher Park, the idea then had to prove itself.
Over a period of more than ten years, a culture, nature and leisure park has been created around the old ironworks which is unique in Europe in terms of its multi-faceted combination of uses. Since it opened in1994 the Landscape Park Duisburg Nord has been enlivened by the divers in the gasometer, the climbers in the ore bins and a great variety of events in and around the old factory buildings. Walking, cycling, playing, letting off steam, enjoying the view from Blast Furnace 5 and relaxing in the beer garden or restaurant are just a few of the many possibilities a visit provides. And at night Jonathan Park’s light installation shines over the houses of the city - a Duisburg landmark visible from a distance.
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wolf38 (31296) 2012-11-15 3:04
Hallo Janus. Licht, Schatten, Kontraste. Irgendwie ist alles ein Verwirrspiel und erinnert etwas an Escher. Gelegentlich bin ich in Düsseldorf, aber den Unterhaltungspark kenne ich noch nicht. Wie auch immer, das Photo ist interessant.
ManuMay (36273) 2012-11-15 3:10
Impressive capture...The effect by reflections is really good , like being on a bridge where it is not possible to see its depth, superb reflections play and excellent light management...
Really a great work...
notrap (6133) 2012-11-15 3:12
schönes grafisches Foto! Häßlicher Beton, in ein hübsches Foto verwandelt.
Was macht Deine ertrunkene Kamera?
Grüße von Elvira
TopGeo (38216) 2012-11-15 9:44
Hello Janos! Yes!! a picture of industrial space, but that turns into an artistic creation! The landscape loses its abandonment by the human presence! Dynamic lighting and shapes the composition impress! I like the detail and overall style!
divail (8334) 2012-11-15 19:25
C'est une passerelle impressionnante. J'aime qu'il y ait des personnages dans la composition, on les sent impressionnés par l'endroit.
MJR (3360) 2012-11-17 11:33
The thumbnail looked like a floating stairway, but now I see the truth of it ! I have read about this place before, a triumph for people power I think. It sounds a marvellous facility.
Your image is well composed, with some special features, the reflected doorway makes for interest as does the girl peering into the water
The effect of the light and the reflection makes the walkway really float ! Brilliant.
Angshu (56760) 2012-12-06 22:34
The mirror is cleverly placed & can be identified when one sees the reflections of the people through the door. Otherwise there's a feeling of precipice. Well composed & taken shot...might look good in B&W as well
scroller (3445) 2012-12-08 14:22
It really took me a while to understand what I was seeing. The reflections i great and the "bridge" seems to hoover in the air.
- Copyright: Janos Sofalvi (joso) (2417)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-25
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D-90, 18-105mm 3.5 - 5.6G ED AF-S VR Nikkor
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-15 2:42