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Spruce Cone Cuckoo Clock Weights - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 52° 21.859 E 004° 54.353
31U E 629768 N 5803269
Quick Description: Giant spruce cone cuckoo clock weights located in central Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 4/21/2015 1:32:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQR6
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member bootron
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Long Description:
The sculpture is titled "Fête Galante" and it depicts four spruce cone cuckoo clock weights. It was created by Hans van den Ban in 1997, and is located at the corner of the Weesperstraat and Nieuwe Kerkstraat in Amsterdam.

The following information about the sculpture is from the Kunstwacht website (visit link) :

[Dutch:]
"Vier in beton gegoten kolommen in de vorm van koekoeksklokgewichten of sparre-appels, onderling verbonden door een horizontale metalen buis. De buis is niet alleen constructief van belang maar is ook een visuele verbinding. Op circa vijf meter hoogte bevindt zich op drie van de vier objecten een zee-anemoonachtig voorwerp van roze geschilderd glasfiber dat zacht wiegend kan bewegen in de wind."

[English Translation:]
Four columns cast in concrete in the form of weights or spruce-cuckoo clock apples, interconnected by a horizontal metal tube. The tube is of importance, not only constructive, but is also a visual link. Approximately five meters located on three of the four objects a sea anemone-like object of pink painted fiberglass that can move gently swaying in the breeze."

Some photos of actual spruce cone cuckoo clock weights are available online (visit link)
Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Height of object in feet: 17 feet

Size of a typical object of this: 6 inches

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