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Wuppertal, Germany - 21st September 2008

By: olgamaus

We finally reached the Villa Waldfrieden.

Tony Cragg is a British-born sculptor. He was born in 1949. He bought the estate which contains a lot of woodland and a villa two years ago to build a sculpture park there.

The villa was built in the 1940s by a manufacter who made varnish. The villa was built according to anthroposophic guidelines, without any right angles. The building is under monumental protection today.

In the woodland many sculptures mady by Cragg are installed. The exhibiton as opened in August 2008.

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On the path to the villa you can see several sculptures already, but you have to pay entrance-fee to see all of them.

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The sculptures are made of several materials. Some of them are made of metals, bronze for example, and marble and sandstone. This is the entrance to the exhibiton

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and this is the villa.

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From here you can walk through a large park with all the other sculptures.

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Most of those pillar shaped sculptures a some metres high.

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To get home by bus we had to walk to the town centre.

Here we saw the Schwebebahn, a monorail Suspension Railway. The suspension railway travels along a route about 13 kilometres long, about 12 metres above the surface of the river Wupper and approximately 8 m above the city streets. At one point the railway even crosses the A46 motorway. The entire trip takes about 30 minutes.

We were close to the station County Court.

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It was very interesting today. Katja promised me another cocktail for today. I'm really curious!

Bye
Dieuwerke

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