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Niki's Hannover Nanas

Tomorrow I fly back to Atlanta, so this is my last pic of this Hannover landmarks' series.  Appropriately, I'm saving the best for last!

If you remember my Niki de Saint Phalle sculptures' series last December (from our Atlanta Botanical Gardens), this is where it all started.  Hannover was where I first heard of Niki, back in early 2005.  She had given these 3 Nanas as a gift to the city in 1974. 

It's hard to get all 3 Nanas in the same pic, but here they are at the end of the day back on January 15.  The busy street that takes you to the New Town Hall is on the right.  The River Leine is on the left, in front of the Béguine Tower--another Hannover landmark that once was the strongest tower in the city's fortifications, first mentioned in 1357.



Niki's Hannover Nanas

Tomorrow I fly back to Atlanta, so this is my last pic of this Hannover landmarks' series.  Appropriately, I'm saving the best for last!

If you remember my Niki de Saint Phalle sculptures' series last December (from our Atlanta Botanical Gardens), this is where it all started.  Hannover was where I first heard of Niki, back in early 2005.  She had given these 3 Nanas as a gift to the city in 1974. 

It's hard to get all 3 Nanas in the same pic, but here they are at the end of the day back on January 15.  The busy street that takes you to the New Town Hall is on the right.  The River Leine is on the left, in front of the Béguine Tower--another Hannover landmark that once was the strongest tower in the city's fortifications, first mentioned in 1357.



comments (18)

Great photo! I'm glad you were able to get all 3 in one shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Karen. So was I, but it took some doing without overlapping one or the other of them. smile
my first though was this is nikki de Saint Phalle's style! she died 5 years ago if I remember it correctly, she did a fountain in Paris, very great, I wanted to send you a link but didn't do it. Anyway it's next the beaubourg museum, great too.
nice shot, have a safe trip back home
Ginnie Hart: I found your link, Dafredo, and it's fabulous! Don't know why we can't get it to "take" here but I can't get enough of that lady's work. Thanks a million.
What a great shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Josie.
I'll have to go check this out next time I am in Germany (in a few years). I didn't realize that this was an international art franchise! Thanks for sharing this interesting picture with such a strange mix of new and old.

Have a smooth ride back to the States.
Ginnie Hart: That woman's art is in almost every country of the world, Martin. It would be a humongous book to capture every piece she has ever done! But it's a book I'd want! Hmmm. Wonder if there's such a thing out there? BTW, if you're ever in Hannover, you see these sculptures at this end of the City Center tour. That tower in the background is the last part of the old town before you get into the bustling city.

Thanks for your comment and travel wishes.
Very colorful n cheerful shot I wud say - I love the backdrop with the bald trees n blue sky smile
Ginnie Hart: The nice thing about bald trees in winter, Thomas, is that they allow you to see through them. smile Thanks for commenting.
Playful and Colorful are the two words for this snap. smile
Ginnie Hart: She was clearly one playful, colorful, child-like woman, Sarthak. Exactly!
Well if you're off back home I'll put the bicuits back in the tin! Probably going at the right time as heavy snow is about to cover us, safe journey!
Ginnie Hart: Oh no! I wanted to see snow THIS trip, David. Last time we went home, it snowed here and I missed it. I really don't want to miss it again. Well, maybe there'll be another chance when I'm back at the end of the month. I'll let you know when to get the biscuits out again. smile
Nice shot, safe travels.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Daniel!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 8 Feb 2007, 11:12
The trees make a pretty, lacy backdrop for these bold abstract sculptures. That makes for an interesting composition. Travel well!
Ginnie Hart: Everything has such a different look, Ruth, when the trees are bare. 'Lacy' is a good word for it. Thanks for your travel wishes.
Well done! This figures seem to have emerged from some of my weirdest dreams! Will there be another series on Nikki?
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's funny, Dani, about your dreams. And regarding Niki, no, I don't expect another series but I DO have a couple other pics that I'm sure I'll eventually show. Who, me?! smile
  • jelb
  • France
  • 8 Feb 2007, 13:32
Bonjour,
Niky de saint phalle is well-known in France!..Near fortification , I think it's not very well!...Good shot! Good travel!..(sorry if incorrect English!)
Ginnie Hart: Your English is so much better than my French or German, Jelb, so you need never apologize. Thank you much for your comment.
Great sculptures and I like that you have placed all three in the same pic. Love the round building in the left background, a nice contrast to the sculptures. Looking at these sculptures make me happy - hopefully the same thing happens to people in Hannover... smile
Ginnie Hart: I can't imagine anyone ever being anything else but happy around the sculptures of Niki! You are so very right, Aksel. Thanks for your most kind comment.
  • julischka
  • Germany, near Frankfurt am Main
  • 8 Feb 2007, 18:22
You solved the problem very well to get all three together. And I like the strong colours of the sculptures against the fading daylight. Good job!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Julischka. I'm glad you approve. smile
Very funny object and a good shot ! I've got to visit Hannover now, not so far from home !
Ginnie Hart: Maybe we could swap cities, Zeb. We would both have new eyes for places not far from home. smile
Great collection of happy/dancing sculptures smile
Ginnie Hart: Happy and dancing, right! Thanks, Magnus.
  • Louis
  • 8 Feb 2007, 20:18
Great photography, and all 3 in the frame and in focus etc. Lovely stuff.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Louis. Thank you.
  • Ellie
  • 8 Feb 2007, 21:36
Oh my goodness me, what amazing sculptures, and well done to show them off so well.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ellie. I will NEVER get tired of his lady's extraordinary work!
Safe journey home Ginnie, you've captured these art works well again smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Chris, on both counts!

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