This is NOT contemporary art but the shift bosses’ change room (Steigerkaue) in the world heritage site of Rammelsberg mine. Instead of lockers the shift bosses used these baskets for storing their clothes and put them high up in the hall. A similar change room (Kaue) for miners I saw at the cocking plant Hansa in Dortmund.
Walking through the museums of the visitor mine and world heritage site Rammelsberg near Goslar gives an interesting insight in the miners’ life. For example you can see this first aid room equipped with materials from the 1980s.
There are several underground tours exploring the Rammelsberg Mine. I took the shortest one which goes through the Roeder Gallery. On this tour you follow the route of the water, channelled into the mine to set big water wheels in motion.
The Fagus factory is a very special world heritage site because the factory is still in operation. The buildings house a production for shoe lasts as well as a museum about the history of the company and shoes in general. The architecture is considered as an example of early modern architecture and was designed by Walter Gropius and Adolf Mayer.
This monument dedicated to a legendary figure named Huckup was created by Carl Röder in 1905. The Huckup is a sort of Aufhocker, an undead who bothers hikers. I don’t give much for the idea of getting haunted by an undead but I like the interpretation for the Hildesheim Huckup.
On my photo walk through Hildesheim I came across this replica of a Bhairava statue next to the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum. The replica was created for an exhibition about Indonesian art and culture in the year 1995.
Amazing piece of art, isn’t it? The 11th century Romanesque wheel chandelier is composed of a circular hoop which is 6 metres in diameter. It is placed in the Hildesheim Cathedral and was named after Bishop Hezilo of Hildesheim.
The Rose of Hildesheim grows on a wall of the Hildesheim Cathedral, which has been on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1985. The rose bush, a Rosa canina or wild dog rose, is believed to be the oldest living rose in the world.
In the past fabrics were measured in ells (Ellen). In order to have a uniform standard for the whole market such ells were displayed at central places in the city. The Elle of Hildesheim is shown at the city hall.