” Places, Strange & Quiet” by Wim Wenders

Last spring, I had the wonderful opportunity to go to the north of Germany for one week on a kick-ass scholarship and visit an amazing place by the name of Deichtorhallen (Hamburg).
The exhibition that was going on there featured sceneries shot by Wim Wenders bringing together almost 60 images, taken from 1983 to 2011 in Salvador, Brazil; Palermo, Italy; Onomichi, Japan to Berlin, Germany; Brisbane, Australia, Armenia and the United States.
Scroll down at the end of the page to read a great quote by Wim Wenders.

I am not the author of these images. All rights go to Wim Wenders and Wenders Images. http://www.deichtorhallen.de


Walled In,2005. Digital c-print. 131 x 125 cm. Courtesy Wenders Images.


Dinosaur and Family, California, 1983


The Chopper, 2005. Digital c-print. 124.5 x 125 cm. Courtesy Wenders Images.

Street Corner Butte, Montana, 2003

Cowboy Clown, Brisbaine, 2006

Sun Bather, Palermo, 2007

Policeman, Heiligendamm, 2007

“When you travel a lot, and when you love to just wander around and get lost, you can end up in the strangest spots. I have a huge attraction to places. Already when I look at a map, the names of mountains, villages, rivers, lakes or landscape formations excite me, as long as I don’t know them and have never been there … I seem to have sharpened my sense of place for things that are out of place. Everybody turns right, because that’s where it’s interesting, I turn left where there is nothing! And sure enough, I soon stand in front of my sort of place. I don’t know, it must be some sort of inbuilt radar that often directs me to places that are strangely quiet, or quietly strange.”

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Hanin aka Kinofrau: 27 and counting, Ph.D in Film Theory & Art History in progress, from the Middle-(B)east, a specter that haunts Europe, equal-opportunity offender.

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