View from the Gasometer Oberhausen

Photo Challenge: Edge, at the Oberhausen Gasometer

I seem to have found a new way to procrastinate working on my novel: participating in photo challenges!

Gasometer Oberhausen
Exterior of Oberhausen Gasometer

But procrastination aside, I had been wanting to share these photos for a while and hadn’t found a good place to do it. (They are not mundane enough for Mundane Monday and there’s not a Thursday Door in sight). They were taken at the Gasometer in Oberhausen, Germany, near where my husband grew up. We visited the main exhibit during our visit this summer.

People also throw coins off the top viewing area of the Gasometer, in spite of signs telling you not to in several different languages.

View from lookout area at top of Gasometer

So, “take a photo from an actual edge, like a balcony, a window, or a seaside bluff (wherever you are, stay safe!). Focus on a sharp angle or object, or show us the outer margins of a building, a face, or a book.

These views are all angles, margins, edges, balconies, and windows. German engineering, y’know?

Plan for an exhibit of a large globe within the gasometer, first developed in 1897

The exhibit inside was called Wunder der Natur or Wonders of NatureThe main building was filled with a large globe on which were projected weather and climate patterns.

It was a place to take a seat or like back, relax, and listen to some soothing music while the patterns on the globe swirled and changed before your eyes. As I watched, and looked at the rest of the exhibit, I sometimes wondered, am I seeing a planet on the edge? Edge of what?


8 thoughts on “Photo Challenge: Edge, at the Oberhausen Gasometer”

  1. Long live procrastination! As a type A personality who runs 100 mph through most days, I am a firm believer in a bit of rest so the mind can free associate in a way it couldn’t do when you are handling your “to-do’s”. I think the benefits are amazing and I wish I did this more.

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