Platanenhain, Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt. Senior elderly man sitting next to Bernhard Hoetger's Reclining Man sculpture

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Platanenhain, Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt. Senior elderly man sitting next to Bernhard Hoetger's Reclining Man sculpture
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Platanenhain, Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt. Bernhard Hoetger's design of the Platanenhain was a highlight of the last exhibition of the Darmstadt Artists' Colony in 1914. He used sculptures, fountains and plane trees to create a celebration of the cycle of life and the seasons. Reliefs (spring, summer, sleep and Resurrection), animal figurines, pitcher bearers, text reliefs, vases, fountains, Egyptian motifs and poetry decorate the shaded park. Russian Chapel - St. Mary Magdalene Chapel - built 1897-1899 A historic Russian Orthodox church designed by architect Nikolai L. Benois to carry out religious services for the Imperial Family when the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II married Alexandra of Darmstadt. It was built of Russian stone in the Russian Revival style and topped with gold onion domes. Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany. The city is a centre of major scientific institutions and holds the title 'City of Science'. The European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) and the GSI Centre for Heavy Ion Research are located in Darmstadt as is the world's oldest pharmaceutical Company, Merck. Darmstadt was an important centre for the German Art Nouveau Movement, Jugendstil. Jugendstil period buildings include the Mathildenhöhe with its wedding tower (Hochzeitsturm) by Joseph Maria Olbrich, the Russian Chapel and many private homes. The Luisenplatz is the central square of the city and the Langer Lui (Long Ludwig) stands in the centre of the square, This 33 meter column commemorates Ludwig 1, the first Grand Duke of Hesse.Russian Chapel - St. Mary Magdalene Chapel - built 1897-1899 A historic Russian Orthodox church designed by architect Nikolai L. Benois to carry out religious services for the Imperial Family when the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II married Alexandra of Darmstadt. It was built of Russian stone in the Russian Revival style and topped with gold onion domes. Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany. The city is a centre of major scientific institutions and holds the title 'City
Location: Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany, Europe, EU