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Not more red light district in Amsterdam, at least not in the centre

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It is down to Femke Haselma, mayor of the city, who wants to protect the women and trans people who work every day in one of the most populated and visited neighbourhoods in the whole of Amsterdam. We are talking about the De Wallen district, the one commonly referred to as “red light”. According to the new plan, the area will be redeveloped and a new centre for prostitution will be created.

The first citizen of Amsterdam has thought of a new way for all women and trans people who used to offer their services among the over 300 windows of the neighbourhood to work safely. The new  facility is a  building of 5 thousand square meters with  100 rooms, bars, restaurants, spaces for erotic performances and shops located in the suburbs.

According to a survey by 2019, the red light district workers union, for the 93% of sex workers, is against moving to another area Many of them are not satisfied, many fear that the new space is not big enough for all the workers in the famous neighbourhood. Furthermore, instead of helping and protecting women and trans people who work in this world, there is a risk of increasing clandestine work, making all these workers very most vulnerable

But according to some, the mayor’s idea is an excellent start to develop Amsterdam in a safer and more inclusive level, however, leads to the marginalization of all the sex employees who have always contributed to creating an identity of the city.

  Femke Haselma would like to move the district to protect all the workers and to discourage tourists and curious people. By moving the district to a new area, the centre of Amsterdam would be less chaotic and overcrowded, giving dignity to a profession that, over the years, in the red light district, has become a tourist attraction.

 

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The new Munch Museum in Oslo opens in October 2021

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It will open on Oct 22nd this year. The new Munch Museum in Oslo will have  11 exhibition halls, concert and conferences spaces, a panoramic terrace, bars and restaurants, as well as a large bookshop and various lounge areas, where you can take a break or have a chat. The new Oslo museum, is aiming to become a dynamic cultural centre. The new buildings if five times larger than the previous one. 

The project has been the target of harsh criticism related, above all, to the aesthetics of the building, a structure which, according to many, would be cold and clumsy. Beyond the aesthetic aspects, it is worth underlining the architects’ commitment and attention to sustainability issues. 

Obviously, the figure of the artist Edvard Munch , from which it takes its name, will be told and enhanced through different approaches and multiple points of view. The new museum will also present the work of other Norwegian artists in a more comprehensive way, says the press release.

The new Munch Museum is being financed by the Oslo City Council and will be located in the city centre, not far from the National Museum of Art .

The large exhibition program designed to enhance the immense heritage museum consisting of over 26. 000 works of art, including paintings, sketches, graphics, drawings and sculptures made by Munch himself, as well as an infinity of his personal items, letters and photographs. 

New acquisitions will support and enrich both the permanent exhibition and new temporary exhibitions, which will thus remain open to the public throughout the year. The permanent exhibition presents a representative selection from the approximately 60 works of art related to Munch’s early artistic attempts.

After the opening, we will not only see a collection exhibited by themes in the sections “Infinite”, “Up close”, “Huge”, “Stenersen” and “All is life “. There will also be the work of contemporary artists compared with Munch, starting with the exhibition “ Tracy Emin / Edvard Munch. The solitude of the spirit “.

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What is that spire outside Charing Cross station in London?

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Maybe you don’t know what that kind of gothic spire is in front of Charing Cross station in London. Don’t worry we explain everything here. Edward I was a king of England in the thirteenth century and was known for his lavish lifestyle. He loved to spend money and had a fondness for extravagant items such as jewellery and tapestries. His wife, Eleanor of Castile, died in 1290 advertisement Harby near Lincoln. Charing Cross is one of twelve crosses called Eleanor Cross that the king had built to mark where his wife’s funeral procession stopped.

The cross was destroyed in the year 1647 by the Puritans during the English Civil War. After the construction of Charing Cross station in 1865, a reproduction of Eleanor Cross was created and placed outside the station and not in its original place in Trafalgar Square where the equestrian sculpture dedicated to Carlo.

The reproduction was created by the architect EM Barry himself who built the railway station. He used uncommon images available from the original. at the top, there are eight images of Eleonora, 4 as a queen, with imperial symbols and 4 represented as a Christian. Below are curved angels and shields with royal weapons and those of Ponthieu, Castile and Leon, all copied from still extant Eleanor Crosses who were at Waltham Cross and Northampton.

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Incredible painted medieval village

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Every so often you hear of a wonderful place for the first time and you wonder how you had never heard of it before.  Today we are talking of a medieval village found near Bologna, in Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy. 

The Medieval Village of Dozza

In fact, the walls of the buildings and situations are completely covered with artistic work and frescoes. We are talking about an open-air museum, where we can admire drawings, colours and paintings that are quite magical.

 

If you are near Bologna go and see Dozza

It has a beautiful historic centre and a castle called Rocca Sforzesca with beautiful halls. There is also a beautiful church and the food is to die for. Dozza also hosts a couple of food festivals every year, food is very important here. ior54kl mrior587io

Every two years in September there is a festival when artists paint the walls of the houses.  The Biennale del Muro Dipinto.is the most important event in Dozza. In four days of September, famous national and international artists perform permanent works on the walls of the houses of the small town, giving it the peculiar characteristic of an open-air art gallery. Dozza has been inhabited for thousands of years, it was a Celtic village before the arrivals of the Romans. 

 

 

 

 

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