‘Walking Woman’ Sculpture at the Bad Homburg Train Station

A little while back, I took the S5 train from Bad Homburg to Oberursel. When I first saw the sculpture, I had to take a double look. When I looked closer, I was really touched by its beauty.

The art work ‘Walking Woman’ by the British artist Sean Henry was part of his Blickachsen (line of sight) Exhibition in 2013.

The city of Bad Homburg acquired this art work for € 100.000, and of course, some found reasons to oppose this purchase.

What I like about her:

She has neither handbag nor smart phone. But based on her stride, she knows where she’s going.

Notes from Thessaloniki

The Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki is a fine place for shopping, sitting in cafés, strolling around, and taking photos.

The statue of Aristotle at Aristotelous Square – the bottom part of the sculpture was littered with some trash on Sunday morning, which shifted my photography focus a bit towards the heavens.

This was a good choice, don’t you think?

This Bedestens bazaar in Thessaloniki only caught my attention, when a tour guide stopped there with a group. This bazaar was right around the corner from our hotel, Superior One Boutique Hotel, and we ended up having a quick lunch right across from it, while the tour guide explained all the interesting features.

This open door takes you into a big fabric shop, in which I nosed around a bit. In former days, this was quite an important place (an Ottoman monument). More about its history on The Caravan.

Off topic, but worth mentioning, since I care about waste-reduction and recycling. Bottled water is very cheap in Thessaloniki at 50 cents a bottle. At one bakery, we even got a free bottle with our order.

In the summer, with temps ranging in the high 30°/low 40°, I imagine an awful high number of water bottles turning up as trash.

What happens to all these bottles..? I read up on it: FODSA, a public company, manages the waste of two million inhabitants living in the prefecture of Thessaloniki.

The roads and sidewalks in Thessaloniki were rather clean. But we still produce too much plastic.

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