April 15, 2009

The Internet Symphony

This is not a photo, I know.. but I found it very interesting.

April 14, 2009

Money at 120m height

CentrO is part of a large commercial development in Oberhausen, Germany, called the "Neue Mitte" or "new center". A large steel production plant used to occupy the site until the late 1980s. Besides the CentrO shopping mall the area today houses attractions such as a children's theme park and a water-lined boulevard with restaurants and pubs. Planet Hollywood briefly occupied a space in the mall before the company went bankrupt and abruptly closed many stores, including the one in CentrO. The mall was based on Meadowhall, a large shopping centre in Sheffield, England (both malls had the same developer). It is often claimed that CentrO is the largest shopping mall on the continent, but at approximately 70,000 m², it is not even the largest in the region. CentrO is however notable because it signifies the transformation of Oberhausen from an industry-based to a services-based economy and has become a role model for other German cities.

April 9, 2009


The Oberhausen gasometer, the largest disc-type gas holder in Europe, is an industrial monument located in Oberhausen, Germany. It was constructed between 1927 and 1929. Today it is an Anchor Point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage and serves as an exhibition hall.

April 7, 2009

A tonne of paper at WAZ

The WAZ-Mediengruppe (WAZ-Mediagroup) is Germanys third largest newspaper and magazine publisher with a total of over 500 publications in nine countries. Besides Germany these are Hungaria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Rumania, Serbia and Macedonia. It also owns parts of Austrian Kronen Zeitung and Kurier. It is privately held by the founders families and is headquartered in Essen.

April 2, 2009

Sun and Steel