Tuesday, August 24, 2010

GMO Fountain in Copenhagen

Last Saturday I went for a brisk walk with my sister in the sunny warm August weather. She took me to parts known to me as a kid. However, there were parts of the known which were also unknown to me at this point in time. No place really stands still just because someone moves away. The universe is always in perpetual motion, forward, changing, developing.


A modern Mermaid sculptured from granite - the old mermaid is in ... China for the moment, had hoped she would have made it home for my visit. However, here is one of her younger cousins.


... Another very modern mermaid, this time of the gene manipulated kind ...
The walk took us to Langelinie, a part of the Copenhagen harbour much visited by my family when we were kids for Sundays walks and energy outlet.


Since then though large appartment buildings full of condominiums have been built and some of the older buildings have been renovated for similar usage. This means that art installations have also been added to the very stark and square surroundings, one of these being a fountain by Bjoern Noergaard, inspired by ...gene-manipulation... the titel:
......................................The Gene Manipulated Paradise.


These sculptures at first glance struck me as being not exactly my cup of tea but in hindsight I am quite sure I will make it for another walk down to sit and contemplate them sometime before I make it back to Canada in October.


.....................................Madonna.............................................



...................................The Pregnant Man ................................

As I am writing this I am on a train, we have just crossed over Lillebaeltsbroen and are now headed north in Jutland to our stop today in Randers. Two seconds ago as I looked out magnificent windmills were gracing the horizon pleasing my eyes at the same time as they were producing clean energy to an unknown number of electricity consumers.

And now I will enjoy the view of green trees, harvested grain fields, cosy villages and somewhat larger centres. This is a magnificent journey into the past and into the future all at the same time.
Pia


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