Regenschirmdamen - Aachen, Germany
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N 50° 46.645 E 006° 05.180
32U E 294589 N 5629121
Quick Description: DE: Bronzeskulptur an der St. Nikolaus Kirche in Aachen. EN: Bronze sculpture at the church St. Nikolaus in Aachen.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 9/11/2018 6:17:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ591
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Bei den "Regenschirmdamen" handelt es sich um eine etwa drei Meter große Bronzeskulptur des Künstlers Heinz Tobolla aus dem Jahre 1974. Sie ist auch unter dem Namen "Aachener Wetter" bekannt. Sie steht in der Fußgängerzone Grosskölnstraße seitlich der Citykirche St. Nikolaus.

Die Skulptur zeigt drei überlebensgroße Frauen, die sich zwei löchrige Regenschirme teilen. Der Künstler will damit dem - in seinen Augen - überwiegend regnerischen Wetter in Aachen ein Denkmal setzen. Tatsächlich liegt Aachen in einem Talkessel, was eine höhere Niederschlagsmenge als in der Umgebung durchaus verursachen könnte.
The "Regenschirmdamen" (i.e. "Umbrella ladies") is a bronze sculpture of the artist Heinz Tobolla from the year 1974, about three meters in size. It is also known under the name "Aachener Wetter" (i.e. "Weather of Aachen"). It is located in the pedestrian zone Grosskölnstraße side of the city church St. Nikolaus.

The sculpture shows three larger than life women sharing two holey umbrellas. The artist wants to set a memorial to the - in his eyes - mostly rainy weather in Aachen. In fact, Aachen is located in a basin, which could indeed cause a higher rainfall than in the surroundings.
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Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Regenschirmdamen

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Heinz Tobolla

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1974

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Pedestrian zone in front of church St. Nikolaus

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