Polaroid of the week: Giants in the Spree River, Berlin


polaroid of the week germany berlin osthafen statuesThe three giant molecule men catch my attention every time we cross the Oberbaum Bridge  or Elsenbridge on our bicycles. The 100-foot (30m) high sculpture was erected in 1999 by Jonathan Borofsky, 20 years after his first Molecule Men sculptures in Los Angeles in 1978.

When the sculpture was erected, it symbolized the meeting point of three of Berlin’s neighborhoods – Treptow, Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, but it is also representative of the unification of East and West Berlin and ‘the hundreds of giant holes in the three bodies represents the molecules of all human beings coming together to create our existence’, according to Borofsky.

The plain surface means the sculpture looks different at each time of day, and is most spectacular at sunrise.

Opt In Image
Beyond the Blog: Get updates straight to your inbox!

Keep up with me! Get updates, additional stories that don't make it on the blog, future travel plans, and travel tips. I also answer reader questions and have some pretty sweet travel giveaways exclusive to newsletter subscribers!

Tags : berlinPolaroid

1 Comment

Leave a Response