Police Station Art  by rensala

Police Station Art


This is my second post of this amazing work, in the centre of Zurich which you can visit free of charge, and its history is interesting. The City organized a competition in 1922 to address the issue of darkness in the Police Station’s entrance. It was previously an orphanage’s cellar. The idea was to brighten up the space just by using colour and to give work to local artists. The winner was Augusto Giacometti (1877-1947), cousin of the famous sculptor Alberto. His winning proposal was this stunning abstract on the vaulted ceiling. The motif of the murals on the walls represent the work of its people. The reaper and the vintner represent the fertile landscape. The handcraft reproduced by the stone carvers, who create living spaces, and the carpenters, who show devotion to their craft. The intellectual professions, expressed by the astronomer, who explores distant worlds, and by a magician, who researches the laws of nature.

This is gorgeous!
September 22nd, 2022  
Great vibrant colours and interesting narrative.
September 22nd, 2022  
Beautiful
September 22nd, 2022  
So colourful and so beautiful !
September 22nd, 2022  
That's got to be the most unique police station in the world. Beautiful!
September 22nd, 2022  
What a magnificent building.
September 22nd, 2022  
Gorgeous building. Love the arches, lighting and murals. Interesting history. Nice capture.
September 22nd, 2022  
Beautiful colours
September 22nd, 2022  
You have captured it so beautifully, just as I remember it!
September 22nd, 2022  
Very impressive looking and great colors.
September 22nd, 2022  
Absolutely beautiful
September 22nd, 2022  
А perfect combination of a great shot and an informative story. Thanks!
September 22nd, 2022  
Great colors and shot! I like the story too!
September 22nd, 2022  
@ingrid01 @maria03051 @bkbinthecity @mittens @ludwigsdiana @agnesvanderlindeicloudcom @dkellogg @onewing @marlboromaam @beryl @joansmor @wakelys @kjarn - thank you all for lovely comments - if you are ever in Zurich, definitely worth the visit
September 22nd, 2022  
A very ornate entrance
September 22nd, 2022  
Thank you! The information attached to the photo is interesting! I like the photo too!
September 22nd, 2022  
Wonderful fv!
September 22nd, 2022  
Great building
September 22nd, 2022  
A super shot of this beautiful place - fav!

Ian
September 22nd, 2022  
Thanks for the narrative to support the image, it adds an extra layer of interest.
September 22nd, 2022  
Fabulous capture...love the lines
September 22nd, 2022  
Wonderful shot
September 22nd, 2022  
So beautiful to cheer up the entrance
September 22nd, 2022  
Wow! so beautiful.
September 23rd, 2022  
I never knew a police station could become a tourist attraction! Fav!
September 23rd, 2022  
Amazing!
September 23rd, 2022  
Beautiful architecture and lovely vibrant colours.
September 23rd, 2022  
Wow, certainly brightened things up.
September 23rd, 2022  
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