Monday, January 28, 2019

Tuesday Treasures

Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme.

Poking around in my archives and came across these photos. 

October 2012 - Dusseldorf Germany

Düsseldorf's Stadterhebungs-Monument was created in 1988 for the city's 700th year jubilee. The work of sculptor Bert Gerresheim, it commemorates the history of Dusseldorf beginning with the Battle of Worringen in 1288.

The battle was fought for the possession of the duchy of Limburg, and was one of the largest battles in Europe in the Middle Ages, said to have claimed more than 1100 lives.

It was designed to be read from left to right like a book and the tale is one of a great city grown from terrible conflict: the helmets and breastplates are a reminder of the savage battle for independence; the proud lion positioned next to a market cart, symbolizes the city's fierce determination to guard its market rights acquired in 1288.


  1. ...mankind has been fighting battles since the beginning of time and things never seem to get any better. This sure is a graphic sculpture. Thanks Jackie for sharing, enjoy your vacation.

  2. What a sculpture! It's magnificent. I can't imagine a city being 700 years old!


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