Stone works of art have been set up in various countries of the world so that they bundle the sun's rays at the solstice - this is to symbolize the bondage of the peoples.
On the longest day of the year, the summer solstice on Friday, a circle of light is created in Tiergarten. At 1 o'clock in the morning, the sun's rays fall on the smooth polished surfaces of five stones in the east of the park and unite them into a large whole. The artwork is intended to symbolize the connectedness of all peoples.
At the end of the nineties the artist Wolfgang Kraker von Schwarzenfeld set out on his sailboat to bring a stone from every continent to the Tiergarten. In the countries of origin of the rocks, he always placed a sister stone as a counter present. Set up at the right angle, they should reflect the midday light of the summer solstice and virtually lead to Berlin.
April 18, 2017
Global Stone is a piece of art by Wolfgang Kraker von Schwarzenfeld that can be understood as a peace projectThe aim of the project is to search for two particularly characteristic stones of about 30 tons on each continent, one of which will then receive a place in the Tiergarten in Berlin near the Brandenburg Gate and its counterpart will remain in a special place in the country of origin. The polished reflection surfaces of the stones are to be aligned in such a way that each year at the summer solstice on June 21 they create a connection between the stones in the continents and their sister stones in Berlin as well as between the five Berlin stones. This is to symbolize the connectedness of people all over the world. At present, there are already stones from Russia, Venezuela, Australia and South Africa in the Berlin Tiergarten. Kraker von Schwarzenfeld has given the stone pairs names that symbolize the "five steps to peace", which in his opinion are crucial. The names are:Europe - awakening
Africa - hope
Asia - forgiveness
America - love
Australia - peaceSource: Wikipedia
January 19, 2019
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