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Château La Coste (Part 2)

Continuing last week’s walk, here is art / architecture by Tadao Ando (pictures 1, 2, and 5), Andy Galsworthy (picture 3), Lee Ufan (picture 4), and Renzo Piano.

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Château La Coste

Château La Coste in the South of France offers a great opportunity to see landscape (and) art. Artists include Kengo Kuma (pictures 1 and 2), Liam Gillick (picture 3), and Ai Weiwei (picture 4). The stepstones appear to be just a nice anonymous addition to a pavillion by Frank Gehry. This walk is a contribution for Jo’s Monday Walks.

Je n’atten… pas que… lève toi

“Saget, Steine, mir an, o sprecht, ihr hohen Paläste!
Straßen, redet ein Wort! Genius, regst du dich nicht?”
J. W. Goethe, Römische Elegien, 1

While the poet begs Rome’s walls to talk to him, the walls in the streets of Arles sported many messages, some of them obstructed by noise – ripped off, painted over, gone enigmatic. I was fascinated by the layers, by the idea that someone left a trace, only to be obstructed after a while…